Heartmate II™ Device Placement Five Years following ACORN CorCap™ Device Implantation

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Abstract

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for destination therapy (DT) is an established therapy. More patients requiring LVADs have had prior open heart surgery, the majority of whom had prior sternotomy. As such, placement of an implantable LVAD in a redo setting can be hazardous. This report describes the implant of a Heartmate II™ LVAD in a patient with a prior ACORN CorCap™.

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