A simple method of creating LVAD outflow tract aortic anastomosis

Eugene L. Kukuy, Daniel J. Goldstein, Vivek Rao, Niloo M. Edwards, Yoshifumi Naka

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Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is frequently complicated by intraoperative and postoperative bleeding, particularly at the aortic anastomosis site. Many modifications of the anastomosis have been attempted. We describe a simple method to anastomose the LVAD outflow tract to the ascending aorta with minimal bleeding and a short anastomosis time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-54
Number of pages2
JournalHeart Surgery Forum
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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