Left Ventricular Assists Device Insertion Via Small Right Axillary Incision in a Pediatric Patient

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Abstract

We report the use of a right axillary skin incision to institute a ventricle assist device support in a two-year-old 14 kg male with fulminant myocarditis. The ease of conversion to a long-term support, avoidance of a sternotomy, and a less visible incision made this approach an attractive option in this group of sick patients. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12342(J Card Surg 2014;29:581–583)

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