Left ventricular assist device-associated gastrointestinal bleeding: Recognition of an iatrogenic etiology on 99mTc-tagged red blood cell scintigraphy

D. Kenneth Jamison, Aaron F. Yang, Reza Arsanjani, Yuxiang Zhou, Ming Yang

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Abstract

99mTc-tagged red blood cell scintigraphy is the imaging modality of choice in the diagnosis of active gastrointestinal bleeding. Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices are the state-of-the-art treatment for advanced heart failure, with gastrointestinal bleeding as the most common complication. Recognition of the distinctive imaging feature of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices on scintigraphic images can aid diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-170
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of nuclear medicine technology
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

Keywords

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Left ventricular assist device
  • Tc red blood cell scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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