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Open Access Case report

Ventricular assist device outflow graft in congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries - a surgical challenge

Prashant N Mohite*, Aron F Popov, Diana Garcia, Rachel Hards, Bartlomeij Zych, Asghar Khaghani and Andre R Simon

Author Affiliations

Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation & Mechanical Support, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6JH, UK

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012, 7:93  doi:10.1186/1749-8090-7-93

Published: 26 September 2012

Abstract

Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is a complex congenital cardiac anomaly with a wide spectrum of morphologic features and clinical profiles. Most patients are diagnosed late in their life, undergoes surgical repairs, eventually leading to systemic ventricular failure needing heart transplant or mechanical circulatory assistance. As, aorta is located anterior to and left of the PA (Transposition of great arteries), the outflow graft of ventricular assist device traverse across pulmonary artery to reach aorta which poses challenge during further surgical explorations.

Keywords:
Congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries; Transposition of great arteries; Ventricular assist device