Surgical techniques for the implantation of heterotopic prosthetic ventricles

Brian L. Ganzel, Laman A. Gray, A. David Slater, Constantine Mavroudis

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Mechanical support of the failing heart is becoming an increasingly useful tool for bridging to cardiac transplantation and for recovery of the natural heart. Several options exist for cannulation sites during the implantation of the heterotopic prosthetic ventricles. These options include the left atrial appendage, the left ventricular apex, the interatrial groove, and the left atrial roof. The indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages, and surgical technique for each option are described. Operation of the drive console and postoperative care are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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