Mechanical ventricular assistance has become a reliable tool for the support of children and infants with heart failure. The devices have shown efficacy both as a bridge to transplantation and as a bridge to recovery. The potential complications that may occur with long-term support have not been fully described. This article reports the occurrence of a large pseudoaneurysm associated with the ascending aorta following explantation of the EXCOR Pediatric ventricular assist device. A management strategy for this potentially lethal complication is described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery|
|State||Published - Jul 2010|
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- circulatory assist devices