Early postoperative aortic root thrombus after heartmate 3

Jama Jahanyar, Joshua M. Liao, Patrick De Valeria, Md Eric Steidley, Ryan Craner, Harish Ramakrishna, Robert L Scott

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Abstract

As a bridge to heart transplantation or destination treatment, implantation of the Heartmate 3 (HM3) left ventricular assist device is a viable option for patients with end-stage congestive heart failure. The recent Momentum 3 trial has shown favorable outcomes compared with Heartmate 2. We report the first case of aortic root thrombus occurring early after HM3 implantation as a bridge to heart transplantation. Our case suggests that bridging with an Impella 5.0 preceding HM3 implantation could potentially predispose patients to aortic root thrombus after HM3 implantation, due to Impella-related injury to the aortic valve and aortic root stasis after durable LVAD support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E372-E374
JournalHeart Surgery Forum
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Jahanyar, J., Liao, J. M., De Valeria, P., Eric Steidley, M., Craner, R., Ramakrishna, H., & Scott, R. L. (2019). Early postoperative aortic root thrombus after heartmate 3. Heart Surgery Forum, 22(5), E372-E374. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2635