Left ventricular assist device outflow graft disconnection

Hadi Daood Toeg, Talal Al-Atassi, Mark Cleland, Marc Ruel, Munir Boodhwani*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Although serious complications are becoming more rare with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices such as the Heartmate II (Thoratec Corp, Pleasanton, CA), this case series discusses 2 patients with symptoms of bleeding and syncopal ventricular tachycardia associated with an outflow graft bend relief disconnection, which can be diagnosed by simple chest roentgenography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247.e13-247.e15
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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