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Concomitant LVAD Implantation and Thoracic Surgery. Clinical Decision Making and Surgical Challenges Volume 2 - Issue 4

Massimo Maiani1, Sandro Sponga1, Anita Brondani2, Vincenzo Tursi1, Angelo Morelli1, Andrea Lechiancole*1, Daniela Piani1, Mauro Driussi1, Helena Ortis1 and Ugolino Livi1

  • 1Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital of Udine, Italy
  • 2Department of Anesthesia, University Hospital of Udine, Italy

Received: November 21, 2019;   Published: December 10, 2019

Corresponding author: Andrea Lechiancole, Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital of Udine, P le SM della Misericordia 1533100 Udine, Italy

DOI: 10.32474/ACR.2019.02.000144


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In the last years, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) indications have significantly broadened including candidates with multiple comorbidities even requiring combined surgical strategy. We present a case of a 56-year old patient affected by postischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in whom a lung nodule diagnosed during preoperative CT-scan could have contraindicated LVAD destination therapy. The patient underwent through a median sternotomy concomitant LVAD implantation on cardiopulmonary bypass followed by an atypical resection of the anterior part of the right lower lobe lung. A multidisciplinary, step-by-step approach to reduce the risk of right ventricular failure, bleeding and infections is presented.

Keywords: LVAD implantation; non-cardiac surgery; atypical lung resection

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