Endovascular treatment of an anastomotic outflow graft pseudoaneurysm of the descending aorta after implantation of a left ventricular assist device

Gaik Nersesian, Natalia Solowjowa, Volkmar Falk, Evgenij Potapov, Semih Buz
Journal of Cardiac Surgery 2020 August 2

INTRODUCTION: Outflow graft (OG) obstruction is a dangerous complication that may occur for various reasons after the implantation of the left ventricular assist device (LVAD).

CASE REPORT: In this study, we describe the case of a 67-year-old patient on LVAD support who developed a late pseudoaneurysm of the OG anastomosis (to the descending aorta) causing OG stenosis at the level of the anastomosis. The patient was treated with a customized fenestrated endovascular stent graft placed into the descending aorta and stent implantation into the OG.

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