PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUESGeneral surgery in patients with left ventricular assist devices: Do not cross the line!Himmler, Amber N. MD; Wahl, Caitlin M. MD; Trankiem, Christine T. MD; Najjar, Samer S. MD; Johnson, Laura S. MDAuthor Information From the Department of Surgery (A.N.H., C.M.W., C.T.T., L.S.J.), and Advanced Heart Failure Program (S.S.N.), MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia, Submitted: February 27, 2020, Revised: March 24, 2020, Accepted: April 11, 2020, Published online: April 27, 2020. Address for reprints: Amber Himmler, MD, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, 110 Irving Street, Trauma Department, Washington, DC 20010; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: September 2020 - Volume 89 - Issue 3 - p e48-e50 doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002772 Buy Metrics Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.