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Minimally-invasive surgical explantation of a partially detached Cardioband device
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  • Serdar Akansel,
  • Simon Suendermann,
  • Markus Kofler,
  • Anna Emmerich,
  • Volkmar Falk,
  • Jörg Kempfert
Serdar Akansel
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
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Simon Suendermann
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
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Markus Kofler
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
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Anna Emmerich
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
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Volkmar Falk
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
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Jörg Kempfert
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
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Abstract

Transcatheter repair systems are becoming increasingly popular as a potential solution for high-risk and inoperable patients with mitral regurgitation. The Cardioband (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California) is a transcatheter direct annuloplasty device, based on the concept of an undersized ring annuloplasty. We report a case of minimally invasive surgical explantation of a failed Cardioband device 21 months after its implantation. Intraoperatively, it was found that3 anchors of the Cardioband device were detached from the posterior annulus at P2. In this report, a “cut and unscrew” technique with some tips and tricks is presented for the removal of the device.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

10 Jun 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
11 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
11 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
11 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
20 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
23 Jun 20201st Revision Received
26 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
26 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
26 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
26 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept