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Hemolysis from Aortic Regurgitation Mimicking Pump Thrombosis in a Patient with a HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device: A Case Report.
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PMID:  22285976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Device-related hemolysis leading to anemia is a recognized chronic complication of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). With the increased usage of the LVAD in the management of end-stage heart failure, an increased number of complications are being recognized. We present a case where a combination of elevated mean arterial pressure and development of aortic regurgitation resulted in increased hemolysis, power spikes, and anemia, mimicking device thrombus, resulting in a diagnostic dilemma.
Authors:
Radha S Gopalan; Francisco A Arabia; Pierre Noel; Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-943X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204109     Medline TA:  ASAIO J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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*Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Arizona †Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Arizona ‡Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic, Arizona.
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