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TRANSPLANTATION AND MECHANICAL SUPPORT†
Allograft Cardiectomy and Biventricular Assist Device Placement as a Salvage Maneuver in a Heart Transplant Recipient
Article first published online: 16 JAN 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 114–116, January 2011
How to Cite
Robinson, C. W., Arnaoutakis, G. J., Allen, J. G., George, T. J. and Conte, J. V. (2011), Allograft Cardiectomy and Biventricular Assist Device Placement as a Salvage Maneuver in a Heart Transplant Recipient. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 26: 114–116. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2010.01173.x
- Issue published online: 16 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 16 JAN 2011
Abstract End-stage allograft failure following cardiac transplantation is a devastating problem, and retransplantation offers the only chance for survival. We present the case of a young man with a failing cardiac allograft who underwent allograft cardiectomy, atrial pouch formation, and biventricular assist device (BiVAD) placement as a salvage maneuver. (J Card Surg 2011;26:114-116)