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HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System Implantation Technique: The Devil is in the Detail

Friday, November 30, 2018

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Source Name: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


Ivan Netuka

Netuka provides several important technical nuances to consider when implanting the HeartMate 3 left heart assist device. He focuses on apical cuff attachment, optimal positioning of the pump in the pericardial cavity, and positioning of the outflow graft. Furthermore, he describes alternative surgical implantation strategies for minimizing invasiveness.

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