"Snake-jaw" Graft for aortic valve exposure during LVAD implant

Scott D. Lick, Andras C. Kollar, Vincent R. Conti

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We report a simple technique of LVAD outflow anastomosis as patch closure of a standard aortotomy during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant. Benefits are a single aortotomy, a low graft leaving ample native aorta for transplant, a wide-open LVAD outflow, and excellent aortic valve exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-748
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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