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Authors Akhter SA, Raman J, Jeevanandam V
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Journal Ann. Thorac. Surg. Volume: 89 Issue: 3 Pages: 994-5
Publish Date 2010 Mar
PubMed ID 20172185

The ABIOMED BVS 5000 ventricular assist system (ABIOMED Cardiovascular Inc, Danvers, MA) is the most commonly used mechanical circulatory support device for post-cardiotomy and post-myocardial infarction cardiogenic shock after placement of an intra-aortic balloon pump. We describe a simple and reliable technique for left ventricular apical cannulation for this device, which also facilitates decannulation without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System