Ventricular assist device for failing systemic ventricle in an adult with prior mustard procedure

Robert C. Neely, Robert Patrick Davis, Elizabeth H. Stephens, Hiroo Takayama, Zain Khalpey, Jonathan Ginns, Sun Hi Lee, Jonathan Chen

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The Mustard procedure is a palliative surgical procedure used to repair complete transposition of the great arteries. Cardiac transplantation remains the only definitive therapy for patients who develop heart failure after a Mustard procedure. However, pulmonary hypertension represents a major hemodynamic contraindication. The use of a ventricular assist device as destination therapy has not yet been established after a Mustard procedure. Here, we present the case of a 41-year-old patient who presented with systemic right ventricular failure following Mustard procedure complicated by pulmonary hypertension. The patient received a HeartMate II (Thoratec, Pleasanton, CA) ventricular assist device as a bridge to decision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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