Mehra, M.R., Salerno, C., Naka, Y., Uriel, N., Cleveland, J.C., Horstmanshof, D., and Goldstein, D.J., for the MOMENTUM 3 Investigators. (2018). A tale of the twist in the outflow graft: An analysis from the MOMENTUM 3 trial. J Heart Lung Transplant, 37 (11), 1281-4. https://www.jhltonline.org/article/S1053-2498(18)31615-2/fulltext
Reports have surfaced of a twist within the outflow graft of the HeartMate 3 LVAS, which have caused disruption in pump flow and required surgical correction. This article analyzes outflow graft twist occlusion in the MOMENTUM 3 trial experience and its clinical presentation.