We present a method to create an extended cable for patients who are supported by left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) while infected with SARS-CoV-2. The arrangement described facilitates the LVAD monitor console’s positioning outside of the patient’s room to minimize exposure of the mechanical circulatory support team to the novel coronavirus.
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Waxali, Neal A.; Kenward, James M.; Loza, Laurie P.; Varona, Yasser; and Bhimaraj, Arvind
"Extended Cable for Left Ventricular Assist Devices for Monitoring Isolated Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic,"
The VAD Journal: Vol. 6
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/vad/vol6/iss2/5