ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Removal of left ventricular assist device: first case from Turkey
Bahadır Gültekin 1, Murat Özkan 1, Özgür Ersoy 1, Birgül Varan2, Atila Sezgin1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12229
In recent years, due to the donor shortage for heart transplantation, the utilization of the left ventricular assist devices has been increasing in Turkey, as well as the worldwide. Herein, we report the first case from Turkey, a 12-year-old male case of left ventricular assist devices due to cardiomyopathy developing after monomorphic atrial tachycardia which was explanted after 109 days follow-up.
Keywords : Bridge to recovery; device removal; left ventricular assist device
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