Successful Coil Embolization of a Large Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Following Explantation of the EXCOR Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device in a Patient With Acute Fulminant Myocarditis

Nofil Arain, Roosevelt Bryant, Rebecca Ameduri, Daniel Gruenstein, Elizabeth Braunlin, Lyle Joyce, James St. Louis

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Abstract

Mechanical ventricular assistance has become a reliable tool for the support of children and infants with heart failure. The devices have shown efficacy both as a bridge to transplantation and as a bridge to recovery. The potential complications that may occur with long-term support have not been fully described. This article reports the occurrence of a large pseudoaneurysm associated with the ascending aorta following explantation of the EXCOR Pediatric ventricular assist device. A management strategy for this potentially lethal complication is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aneurysm
  • aorta/aortic
  • circulatory assist devices
  • complication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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