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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 9057351, 2 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9057351
Case Report

Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation with Concomitant Aortic Valve and Ascending Aortic Replacement

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, UKSH, Kiel, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Katharina Huenges; ed.hsku@segneuh.anirahtak

Received 16 October 2017; Revised 4 December 2017; Accepted 12 December 2017; Published 9 January 2018

Academic Editor: Hisao Ogawa

Copyright © 2018 Katharina Huenges et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is nowadays a routine therapy for patients with advanced heart failure. We present the case of a 74-year-old male patient who was admitted to our center with terminal heart failure in dilated cardiomyopathy and ascending aortic aneurysm with aortic valve regurgitation. The LVAD implantation with simultaneous aortic valve and supracoronary ascending aortic replacement was successfully performed.