A Sterile, Delayed-Closure Technique for Placement of a Left Ventricular Assist Device

Irving L. Kron, Warren Glover, Curt G. Tribble

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Abstract

A simplified technique of left ventricular assist device placement using Silastic sheeting attached to the presternal fascia and skin is described. This technique allows viewing of cardiac action and prevents cardiac compression by sternal closure. Removal of the assist device is simple because the sternum does not have to be reopened.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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