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Device malfunction of the CardioWest total artificial heart secondary to catheter entrapment of the tricuspid valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20595890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two cases at a single institution, a 52-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, who had failures of their CardioWest total artificial hearts (TAH) from central venous lines that caused obstruction of the right ventricular inflow valves. Each patient was noted to have decreasing TAH outputs for a few days before this catastrophic device arrest. Both patients died; one suddenly and one during a protracted period, as a result of catheter entrapment of the disc of the Medtronic Hall right ventricular inflow valve.
Hannah Zimmerman; Romana Coehlo-Anderson; Marvin Slepian; Richard G Smith; Gulshan Sethi; Jack G Copeland
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1538-943X     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO J.     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-02     Completed Date:  2011-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204109     Medline TA:  ASAIO J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Arizona, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / surgery*
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Equipment Failure*
Heart, Artificial / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Puerperal Disorders / surgery*
Tricuspid Valve / pathology*

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