Hemolysis from aortic regurgitation mimicking pump thrombosis in a patient with a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device: A case report

Radha S. Gopalan, Francisco A. Arabia, Pierre Noel, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran

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Abstract

Device-related hemolysis leading to anemia is a recognized chronic complication of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). With the increased usage of the LVAD in the management of end-stage heart failure, an increased number of complications are being recognized. We present a case where a combination of elevated mean arterial pressure and development of aortic regurgitation resulted in increased hemolysis, power spikes, and anemia, mimicking device thrombus, resulting in a diagnostic dilemma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-280
Number of pages3
JournalASAIO Journal
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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