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Successful bridge to recovery in a patient surviving fatal device-related complications after implantation of a Toyobo left ventricular assist system.
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PMID:  21769687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Emergent left ventricular assist system (LVAS) removal due to device complication is associated with high morbidity and mortality. This report describes a case of a 51-year-old man with dilated cardiomyopathy who successfully underwent emergent LVAS removal after a device-related complication. Although the patient's left ventricular function was still compromised, LVAS removal was indicated secondary to cerebral hemorrhage. Fortunately, the patient had an uneventful course over the ensuing 8 months and maintained good quality of life.
Gengo Sunagawa; Takafumi Masai; Koji Takeda; Masaru Ishida; Takashi Yamauchi; Yoshiki Sawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of artificial organs : the official journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1619-0904     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815648     Medline TA:  J Artif Organs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakurabashi Watanabe Hospital, Kitaku Umeda 2-4-32, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan,
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