Costetti Dott. Alessandro
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Switch from minimally invasive biventricular mechanical support to cardiopulmonary bypass during heart transplant.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg2021 01;59(1):271-273. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezaa343.
Settepani Fabrizio, Marianeschi Stefano Maria, Costetti Alessandro, Russo Claudio Francesco
An easily reproducible surgical technique to switch from percutaneous minimally invasive biventricular mechanical support to cardiopulmonary bypass during heart transplantation is illustrated. After cannulation of the distal ascending aorta with a standard arterial cannula, the ProtekDuo® cannula and the ProtekSolo® Transseptal cannula were partially retracted to reach the superior and inferior vena cava, respectively, and connected to the pump circuit for the venous drainage. With this cardiopulmonary bypass configuration, orthotopic heart transplantation was routinely performed and, at the end of the procedure, the 2 cannulas were uneventfully removed.
© The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.
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HeartWare-HVAD for end-stage heart failure: a review of clinical experiences with ?50 patients.
Expert Rev Med Devices2017 Jun;14(6):423-437. doi: 10.1080/17434440.2017.1325318.
Botta Luca, De Chiara Benedetta, Macera Francesca, Cannata Aldo, Costetti Alessandro, Voltolini Alessandra, Moreo Antonella, Cipriani Manlio, Frigerio Maria, Russo Claudio Francesco
Despite the improvements in medical and surgical treatments, the incidence of end-stage heart failure (ESHF) continues to increase. Different mechanical systems have been adopted to support failing left ventricles. Among continuous-flow devices, the HeartWare-HVAD was the first to use a centrifugal pump rather than an axial one. Areas covered: In this review article, we provide an overview of the HeartWare-HVAD as a ventricular assist device for ESHF, discussing indications, echocardiographic assessment, surgical techniques, outcomes, concerns and controversies. Scientific literature was reviewed with a MEDLINE search strategy combining 'HeartWare' or 'HVAD' with 'heart failure'. A total of 263 papers were found using the reported search. From these, 16 were identified to provide the best evidence on the subject reporting outcomes in ?50 patients. Expert commentary: HeartWare-HVAD is a minute device that provides full circulatory support in patients with ESHF. Its main indication remains bridge to heart transplantation (HTx). Median sternotomy is the preferred technique of implantation although less invasive procedures have been described. Early outcomes are satisfactory. Nevertheless, some fearing complications still occur during the mid- and long-term follow-up. Further technical developments and optimal medical management will guarantee better outcomes.
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Off-pump Kommerell's diverticulum resection and descending aorta replacement.
J Card Surg2016 Aug;31(8):544-5. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12794.
Nicolò Francesca, Costetti Alessandro, Carro Cristina, Marianeschi Stefano Maria
We report the case of an unusual variation of a Kommerell's diverticulum in a left aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery, associated with dilatation of the distal aortic arch, surgically treated without the use of extracorporeal circulation.
© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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