A novel, catheter-based approach to left ventricular assist device deactivation after myocardial recovery

Sanford M. Zeigler, Ahmad Y. Sheikh, Peter H.U. Lee, Jay Desai, Dipanjan Banerjee, Philip Oyer, Michael D. Dake, Richard V. Ha

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Abstract

We describe a case of catheter-based embolization and deactivation of a left ventricular assist device using an Amplatzer plug for a patient demonstrating myocardial recovery after diagnosis of nonischemic cardiomyopathy. This procedure can provide a minimally invasive, low morbidity solution for patients wishing to be separated from left ventricular assist device support who want to avoid invasive surgery for device removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-713
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume98
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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