Use of a Dacron cuff to decrease bleeding from atrial cannulas of ventricular assist devices

David A. Wyatt, Irving L. Kron, Curtis G. Tribble

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Abstract

The use of ventricular assist devices is becoming more common for postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock and as a mechanical bridge to transplantation. Bleeding is the most common complication reported in most clinical series. The sources of bleeding are multiple, but our experience is that a substantial percentage occurred from cannulation sites. We present a technique that we believe decreases the incidence of bleeding from atrial cannulation sites of such devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1264-1265
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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