Yale-New Haven Hospital Announces a U.S. Medical First in Cardiac Care
Heart Function and Heart Transplant
Yale-New Haven Hospital has become the first hospital in the United States to ever successfully remove both left and right cardiac assist devices, after recovery of native heart function in a patient previously waiting heart transplant. Mrs. Laurie Bartow, 45 of Danbury Ct., underwent successful explant surgery at YNHH on June 9 to remove an Abiomed AB ventricular assist device and on June 13 to remove the Novacor LVAS. She was discharged home shortly after the conclusion of the news conference.
"This case represents the best of outcomes via advanced cardiac technologies,"