CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2022; 11(01): e11-e13
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1741554
Case Report: Cardiac

Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in a Patient with Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm

Dejan Radakovic
1   Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Julius-Maximilians-University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
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1   Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Julius-Maximilians-University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
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Gülmisal Güder
2   Internal Medicine I, Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg, Wurzburg, Bayern, Germany
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1   Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Julius-Maximilians-University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
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Abstract

Background Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation after contained LV rupture (pseudoaneurysm) represents a difficult surgical problem.

Case Description We describe the surgical approach for such a patient. The sewing ring was implanted utilizing a Dacron patch for reconstruction of the free wall, fibrotic LV wall remnants, and a Teflon strip giving additional support for cannula position and hemostasis. The patient had an uneventful recovery and is well 19 months after the procedure.

Conclusion LV pseudoaneurysm is not a contraindication for permanent LVAD implantation.



Publication History

Received: 24 June 2021

Accepted: 13 September 2021

Article published online:
01 February 2022

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