Percutaneous transcatheter balloon dilatation and stenting to the inflow cannula stenosis of a left ventricular assist device.
Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
Aged; Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary; Cardiac Catheters; Catheter Obstruction; Coronary Angiography; Heart Failure; Heart-Assist Devices; Hemodynamics; Humans; Male; Prosthesis Failure; Stents; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Treatment Outcome; Ventricular Function, Left
Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) improve survival in patients with advanced heart failure but are prone to various complications causing mechanical failure. Inflow cannula stenosis presents a particular challenge often requiring invasive surgical repair. We present a novel transcatheter approach for stent delivery to successfully restore hemodynamic function in a patient with inflow cannula stenosis of a HeartMate II LVAD. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Carr, Stephen M; Lubbe, Dieter F; and Huber, Philip R, "Percutaneous transcatheter balloon dilatation and stenting to the inflow cannula stenosis of a left ventricular assist device." (2017). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1565.