Interventricular septal hematoma complicating placement of a ventricular assist device in an infant and support with bi-atrial cannulation.

TitleInterventricular septal hematoma complicating placement of a ventricular assist device in an infant and support with bi-atrial cannulation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsWhite BR, Savla JJ, Burstein DS, Mascio CE, O'Connor MJ, Szwast AL, Rogers LS
JournalJTCVS Tech
Volume1
Pagination90-92
Date Published2020 Mar
ISSN2666-2507
Abstract

Interventricular septal hematoma is a rare complication of pediatric cardiac surgery, usually in the context of ventricular septal defect closure. We present intraoperative echocardiography of a large interventricular septal hematoma secondary to the placement of a left ventricular assist device (VAD) in an infant who required conversion to biventricular support with bi-atrial cannulation. As the patient later died of neurologic complications, we present correlation with pathologic findings.

DOI10.1016/j.xjtc.2019.10.001
Alternate JournalJTCVS Tech
PubMed ID33103126
PubMed Central IDPMC7583458
Grant ListT32 HL007915 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States