Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 59(2): 119-120
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1250637
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Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Heart Transplant Patients: Before or after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation?

G. S. Mehta1 , C. M. Bhamidipati1 , D. J. LaPar1 , G. Ailawadi1 , J. A. Kern1
  • 1Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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received Sept. 27, 2010

07. März 2011 (online)


Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in decompensated heart failure patients requiring ventricular assist device (VAD) placement needs careful consideration of both complex disease states. We present this clinical dilemma and describe our choice of transcatheter aneurysm repair in the face of advanced refractory heart failure following VAD implantation.


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