Reinforcement of heartmate II bend relief connection

Champagne bottle technique

Takeyoshi Ota, Hiroo Takayama, Zain I Khalpey, Yoshifumi Naka

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Abstract

HeartMate II (Thoratec Corp, Pleasanton, CA) continuous-flow ventricular assist devices may be exchanged through a subcostal approach, where the device body can be accessed easily and safely. The existing bend relief needs to be reattached to the new device body at the end of the operation, and this reattachment often results in a malalignment between the outflow graft, the bend relief, and the device body. This causes unexpected detachment and subsequent graft kinking. We present a new, simple technique to reinforce the bend relief connection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume95
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Equipment and Supplies
Transplants
Heart-Assist Devices

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

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Reinforcement of heartmate II bend relief connection : Champagne bottle technique. / Ota, Takeyoshi; Takayama, Hiroo; Khalpey, Zain I; Naka, Yoshifumi.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 95, No. 4, 04.2013.

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Ota, Takeyoshi ; Takayama, Hiroo ; Khalpey, Zain I ; Naka, Yoshifumi. / Reinforcement of heartmate II bend relief connection : Champagne bottle technique. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 95, No. 4.
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