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 2012

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Left ventricular assist devices
Heart-Assist Devices
Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Hemolysis
Anemia
Thrombosis
Pumps
Equipment and Supplies
Arterial Pressure
Heart Failure

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  • Biophysics
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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Hemolysis from aortic regurgitation mimicking pump thrombosis in a patient with a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device : A case report. / Gopalan, Radha S.; Arabia, Francisco A.; Noel, Pierre; Chandrasekaran, Krishnaswamy.

In: ASAIO Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3, 05.2012, p. 278-280.

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Gopalan, Radha S. ; Arabia, Francisco A. ; Noel, Pierre ; Chandrasekaran, Krishnaswamy. / Hemolysis from aortic regurgitation mimicking pump thrombosis in a patient with a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device : A case report. In: ASAIO Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 58, No. 3. pp. 278-280.
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