Aortic root and valve thrombosis after implantation of a left ventricular assist device

Benjamin H. Freed, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Neeraj Jolly*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19 Scopus citations

Abstract

We describe the case of a 60-year-old female who presented with a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction 3 months following placement of a non-pulsatile left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Aortic root angiography not only revealed extensive aortic root thrombosis and left main thrombotic obstruction, but also vividly demonstrated the causative mechanism. To our knowledge, this rarely described mechanism of LVAD thrombosis has not been reported as clearly as this case illustrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E63-E65
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume23
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • LVAD
  • aortic root thrombosis
  • coronary catheterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Aortic root and valve thrombosis after implantation of a left ventricular assist device'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this