Use of Left Ventricular Assist Device After Arterial Switch Operation in Late Presenting D-Transposition of Great Arteries-A Technique for Retraining the Regressed Left Ventricle

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 Mar;10(2):223-227. doi: 10.1177/2150135118823536.


The preferred approach for patients with D-transposition of the great arteries with an intact ventricular septum (DTGA/IVS) is the arterial switch operation (ASO). In those patients presenting late, with regressed left ventricle (LV), successful LV preparation is of paramount importance to achieve this goal. We present a toddler with DTGA/IVS who underwent ASO followed by successful left ventricular retraining with postoperative left ventricular assist device support with CentriMag centrifugal pump.

Keywords: BVAD; RVAD; TAH); arterial switch operation; cardiac function; circulatory assist devices (LVAD; circulatory assistance; congenital heart surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arterial Switch Operation*
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
  • Heart-Assist Devices*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Postoperative Care*
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery*