Isolation of Outflow Graft of a Clotted Ventricular Assist Device with Recovery of Cardiac Function

Authors

  • Prashant Mohite
  • Diana Saez
  • Gemma Edwards
  • Andre Simon
  • Toufan Bahram

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.2013156

Abstract

Ventricular assist device (VAD) thrombosis, though uncommon, is a well-known complication. A HeartWare VAD implanted 2 years ago in a middle-aged man stopped because of thrombosis in the VAD. Because the patient's left ventricular function was recovered by the time of intervention, only the outflow graft was isolated and cut, leaving the pump in place.

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Published

2013-11-15

How to Cite

Mohite, P., Saez, D., Edwards, G., Simon, A., & Bahram, T. (2013). Isolation of Outflow Graft of a Clotted Ventricular Assist Device with Recovery of Cardiac Function. The Heart Surgery Forum, 16(5), E271-E273. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.2013156

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