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Oxy-RVAD support for Lung Transplant in the Absence of Inferior Vena Cava
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  • Kyla Joubert,
  • Takashi Harano,
  • Joseph Pilewski,
  • Pablo Sanchez
Kyla Joubert
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System
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Takashi Harano
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Joseph Pilewski
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System
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Pablo Sanchez
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System
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Abstract

Cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation are commonly used adjuncts to lung transplantation. These techniques are not without associated morbidity and mortality, and the surgeon must be aware of the possibility of aberrant anatomy that could lead to vascular injury during cannulation. In this report, we describe a patient with congenital absence of the inferior vena cava undergoing lung transplantation who required perioperative cardiopulmonary support. A percutaneous dual lumen cannula, Protek Duo, was connected in an Oxy-RVAD configuration to provide right ventricular and oxygenation support both intraoperatively and postoperatively to this patient.

Peer review status:Published

23 Jul 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
24 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
24 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
24 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
08 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
09 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
19 Aug 20201st Revision Received
24 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
24 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
24 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
06 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
16 Sep 2020Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 10.1111/jocs.15040