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6 Months of "Temporary" Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22428655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
An otherwise healthy 47-year-old man presented to the emergency department in cardiogenic shock after suffering a massive myocardial infarction due to left main occlusion. He was initially supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and subsequently was converted to paracorporeal support with a Levitronix left ventricular assist device. He experienced multiple postoperative complications including renal failure, respiratory failure, retroperitoneal hematoma requiring suspension of anticoagulation, and fungal bloodstream infection precluding transition to an implantable device. He was reconditioned and successfully underwent orthotopic heart transplant 183 days after presentation. A discussion of the relevant issues is included.
Alessandro Barbone; Pietro Giorgio Malvindi; Robert A Sorabella; Graziano Cortis; Paolo F Tosi; Alessio Basciu; Pietro Ferrara; Giuseppe Raffa; Enrico Citterio; Fabrizio Settepani; Diego Ornaghi; Giuseppe Tarelli; Ettore Vitali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Artificial organs     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-1594     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802778     Medline TA:  Artif Organs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012, Copyright the Authors. Artificial Organs © 2012, International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
UO di Cardiochirurgia UO di Cardioanestesia, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, Rozzano, Milan, Italy; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA.
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