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Implantation of a left ventricular assist device in a patient with primary antiphospholipid syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18640348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The antiphospholipid syndrome is characterized by arterial and venous thrombosis and is associated with the presence of circulating antiphospholipid antibodies. Arterial thrombosis can result in myocardial infarction, which may potentially lead to end-stage heart failure. Here we report our anticoagulation protocol for patients with antiphospholipid syndrome that undergo axial-flow left ventricle assist devices (HeartMate II; Thoratec, Pleasanton, CA) implantation.
Authors:
Anna Lassia Meyer; Christian Kuehn; Clemens Gras; Doris Malehsa; Christoph Bara; Stefan Fischer; Axel Haverich; Martin Strüber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-21     Completed Date:  2008-09-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antibodies, Monoclonal / administration & dosage
Anticoagulants / administration & dosage
Antigens, CD20
Antiphospholipid Syndrome / complications*,  therapy
Heart Failure / complications,  therapy*
Heart-Assist Devices*
Heparin / administration & dosage
Humans
Male
Plasma Exchange
Plasmapheresis
Preoperative Care
Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Warfarin / administration & dosage
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Anticoagulants; 0/Antigens, CD20; 0/rituximab; 81-81-2/Warfarin; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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