Surgical Correction of Spontaneous Outflow Graft Twisting of HeartMate
III via a Subcostal Approach
AbstractWe experienced two cases of successful surgical correction of HeartMate
3 outflow graft twisting through a subcostal approach. They were
diagnosed with computed tomography or pull back pressure measurement.
Technically, a subcostal approach allowed us to access directly to the
twisted outflow graft and the device connector in a less invasive
fashion without a re-sternotomy. Diagnostic modality and surgical tips