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Laparoscopic Repair of LVAD-Related Diaphragmatic Hernia
The authors present a video of a 65-year-old female with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, who had a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted as a bridge for transplantation. After the heart transplant, the patient developed profound shortness of breath and a diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed. This video demonstrates the authors’ laparoscopic technique for performing a repair.