Ventricular assist device placement in an adult with D-transposition of the great arteries with prior Mustard operation

Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Nov-Dec;5(6):635-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2010.00408.x.


Adults with congenital heart defects and congestive heart failure are a challenging population because of their complex anatomy, prior surgical palliation, and hemodynamic status. We report one of the first cases of a ventricular assist device placement in a patient with decompensated heart failure and a history of D-transposition of the great vessels who had a prior atrial switch operation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Heart Failure / complications
  • Heart Failure / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Failure / physiopathology
  • Heart Failure / therapy*
  • Heart-Assist Devices* / adverse effects
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Palliative Care
  • Time Factors
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome