Resolution of intractable ventricular tachycardia after surgical repositioning of a HeartMate II inflow cannula

Andre Y. Son, Alex Reyentovich, Stephen Pan, Abelardo DeAnda, Leora B. Balsam

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Ventricular arrhythmias are common after left ventricular assist device implantation. Malposition of the inflow cannula is one of the few etiologies with a mechanically correctable defect. We present a case of intractable ventricular tachycardia that resolved after surgical repositioning of a HeartMate II inflow cannula. The diagnosis and management of this case demonstrate the utility of imaging studies for detecting inflow cannula malposition and the efficacy of inflow cannula repositioning for treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-450
Number of pages3
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2016



  • HeartMate II
  • Inflow cannula malposition
  • Left ventricular assist device
  • Ventricular arrhythmia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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