Atypical tamponade hemodynamic in a patient with temporary left ventricular assist device

Yan Topilsky, Theolyn N. Price, Fawn W. Atchison, Lyle D. Joyce

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Abstract

Postoperative bleeding and tamponade are considered major complications after implantation of left ventricular assist devices. Firstly, 40% of patients supported by ventricular assist devices experience early postoperative bleeding, and 20% developed tamponade requiring re-exploration. Secondly, we present a case of a patient with tamponade, on temporary left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support with atypical hemodynamic and echocardiographic manifestations demonstrated with computed tomography (CT)-M mode, conventional Doppler, color Doppler and echo imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)832-834
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Left ventricular assist device
  • Tamponade

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