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Mechanical mitral prosthesis with a short-term left ventricular assist device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18645365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mechanical circulatory support with ventricular assist devices in patients with mechanical valvular prostheses may predispose to thromboembolic and hemodynamic complications. Conventional approaches to reduce these risks involve redo valve replacement to a bioprosthesis. Careful management of the ventricular assist device to allow flow across the prosthesis may obviate the need for redo valve replacement. Avoidance of further myocardial ischemia during redo valve replacement carries particular importance for patients in whom the aim is recovery. We report a successful outcome from retention of a mechanical mitral prosthesis during a 10-day period of mechanical circulatory support and review the pertinent literature.
Shafi Mussa; Stephen Large; Steven Tsui; Carin van Doorn; David Jenkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1538-943X     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO J.     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-22     Completed Date:  2008-09-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204109     Medline TA:  ASAIO J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Defects, Congenital / physiopathology*,  surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Heart-Assist Devices*
Mitral Valve / abnormalities,  surgery*
Ventricular Function

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