Successful implantation of HeartWare HVAD left ventricular assist device with concomitant ascending and sinus of valsalva aneurysms repair

Koji Takeda, Umraan Ahmad, Sukit Chris Malaisrie, Richard Lee, Patrick M. McCarthy, Edwin C. McGee

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Coexistence of aortic disease is an uncommon finding in end-stage heart failure patients requiring left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement. A 38-year-old man with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy was admitted in stage D heart failure. Preoperative computed tomography demonstrated multiple saccular aneurysms of the ascending aorta and sinus of valsalva. We successfully performed complex aortic surgery and the implantation of a continuousflow LVAD (HeartWare HVAD) (HeartWare International, Framingham,MA). The postoperative coursewas uneventful. The patient is currently listed for heart transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-206
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Artificial Organs
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Repair
  • Ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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