ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Treatment of outflow graft stenosis in left ventricular assist device patients: Endovascular approach
Mehmet Karahan1, Muharrem Tola2, Mustafa Özdemir2, Doğan Emre Sert1, Sinan Sabit Kocabeyoğlu1, Ümit Kervan1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.19888
Left ventricular assist device outflow graft stenosis is a rare, but a lethal complication. Device replacement or thrombolytic treatments are associated with serious mortality and morbidity. Implantation of covered stents is a less invasive option. Herein, we represent a successful stent placement of two cases with outflow graft stenosis, which we performed by leaving the stents on the aortic side of the anastomosis line 5 to 10 mm. This treatment option can be used reliably in cases of stenosis of the outflow graft with part of the stent leaving the aorta.
Keywords : Left ventricular assist device, outflow stenosis, stent, thrombosis
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