Right atriotomy closure with modified ventricular assist device ring

Pia Lanmüller, Jaime-Jürgen Eulert-Grehn, Christoph Starck, Volkmar Falk, Evgenij Potapov
Severe tricuspid regurgitation is a known risk factor for right ventricular failure (RVF) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and is often treated with concomitant tricuspid valve repair (TVR). The right atriotomy needed for exposure of the tricuspid valve may complicate early implantation of a durable right ventricular assist device, which may be needed if RVF persists. Materials & Methods: A 53-year-old male patient on Impella and extracorporeal life support was scheduled
more » ... for LVAD implantation with concomitant TVR. Results: We performed a technique for closure of the right atrium after TVR with a modified ventricular assist device ring to facilitate right ventricular support implantation if needed.
doi:10.3929/ethz-b-000530924 fatcat:5vb6cufsargmtoqmyyukv5no7u