Placement of a left ventricular assist device in a patient with dextrocardia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Dextrocardia
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart-Assist Devices

abstract

  • Dextrocardia most commonly presents in the setting of situs inversus, but it may occur as an isolated anomaly with normal position of the abdominal organs. Herein we present a 54-year-old man with ischemic cardiomyopathy and dextrocardia with normal position of the abdominal organs who presented with an exacerbation of congestive heart failure requiring inotropic support as well as mechanical ventilation. An implantable, wearable left ventricular assist device was placed in this patient to allow for ambulation and eventual discharge home. The patient survived 4 months before he developed pneumonia and expired.

publication date

  • March 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.healun.2003.11.404

PubMed ID

  • 15737762

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 338

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 24

number

  • 3