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Jarvik 2000 with postauricular cable as destination therapy: first clinical case in Japan

  • Keitaro Domae
  • Koichi Toda
  • Ryohei Matsuura
  • Shigeru Miyagawa
  • Yasushi Yoshikawa
  • Hiroki Hata
  • Shunsuke Saito
  • Daisuke Yoshioka
  • Fusako Sera
  • Kei Nakamoto
  • Satoru Oshino
  • Haruhiko Kishima
  • Yasushi Sakata
  • Yoshiki SawaEmail author
Case Report Artificial Heart (Clinical)
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Abstract

Currently in Japan, a left ventricular assist device powered by an abdominal driveline is the only type of left ventricular assist device available. The driveline is vulnerable to infection secondary to inappropriate fixation and the traditional Japanese custom of bathing is prohibited in patients with an abdominal driveline. The Jarvik 2000 with postauricular cable is a left ventricular assist device in which the driveline exits the body behind the ear (postauricular) instead of exiting through an abdominal site. This case report is the first to describe the implantation of Jarvik 2000 with postauricular cable as destination therapy in a Japanese patient. This device enables patients to take a bath and may reduce the incidence of driveline infection.

Keywords

Ventricular assist device Jarvik2000 with postauricular cable Destination therapy 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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© The Japanese Society for Artificial Organs 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keitaro Domae
    • 1
  • Koichi Toda
    • 1
  • Ryohei Matsuura
    • 1
  • Shigeru Miyagawa
    • 1
  • Yasushi Yoshikawa
    • 1
  • Hiroki Hata
    • 1
  • Shunsuke Saito
    • 1
  • Daisuke Yoshioka
    • 1
  • Fusako Sera
    • 1
  • Kei Nakamoto
    • 1
  • Satoru Oshino
    • 1
  • Haruhiko Kishima
    • 1
  • Yasushi Sakata
    • 1
  • Yoshiki Sawa
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery and CardiologyOsaka University Graduate School of MedicineSuitaJapan

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