Cardiac function recovery following LVAD implantation and bariatric surgery in a morbidly obese patient

Dror B. Leviner, Andrei Keidar, Tuvia Ben-Gal, Benjamin Medalion

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Abstract

We present a morbidly obese 44-year-old female who underwent Thoratec HeartMate II left ventricular assist device implantation. The patient subsequently underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and removal of the LVAD following improvement in her cardiac function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)740-742
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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