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Left ventricular assist device, complications
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Left ventricular assist device, complications

Has the removal of the LVAD proven more difficult in men who have a small chest cavity?  The LVAD is a rather cumbersome machine and could become pressed against the back of the breast bone making it difficult to reopen the chest for the transplant procedure. Is there any information or research on this matter?
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Dear Justin,  

You may wish to direct these types of questions to our cardiac surgeons.  We have two trained LVAD nurses and they may assist you.  They may be reached through Dr. Patrick McCarthy's office through the numbers listed below.

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