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Thrombotic occlusion of the ascending aorta after Toyobo LVAD implantation with descending aortic perfusion in a post-Bentall patient.
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PMID:  21057968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A 35-year-old patient in whom a Toyobo left ventricular assist device (LVAD) was implanted with descending aortic perfusion for the treatment of critical heart failure due to global myocardial infarction after repeat aortic root operations with a mechanical aortic valve developed complete thrombotic occlusion of the ascending aorta. This phenomenon was supposedly brought about by the patient's left ventricular contraction being too poor to open the mechanical aortic valve. The patient has, however, been doing well under LVAD support, with no thromboembolic events occurring for at least 2 years since the device was implanted.
Kan Nawata; Takashi Nishimura; Shunei Kyo; Motoyuki Hisagi; Osamu Kinoshita; Aya Saito; Noboru Motomura; Shinichi Takamoto; Minoru Ono
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of artificial organs : the official journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1619-0904     ISO Abbreviation:  J Artif Organs     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815648     Medline TA:  J Artif Organs     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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