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Successful intraventricular thrombolysis during ventricular assist device support.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12022564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Different types of mechanical ventricular assist devices are available for treating end stage congestive heart failure. Despite technical improvements, however, various complications are still reported for patients during mechanical support. We report our experience with intraventricular thrombolysis as a treatment for possible thrombosis of a continuous flow device that had been implanted as a bridge to heart transplantation. This approach has been demonstrated to be both effective and safe.
Claudio Russo; Anna Maria De Biase; Giuseppe Bruschi; Salvatore Agati; Ettore Vitali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-22     Completed Date:  2002-06-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1628-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Coagulation Tests
Equipment Failure
Heart Failure / surgery*
Heart Ventricles
Heart-Assist Devices*
Middle Aged
Thrombolytic Therapy*
Thrombosis / drug therapy*
Tissue Plasminogen Activator / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Plasminogen Activator

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