LVAD Outflow Graft Role in Pump Thrombosis.

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Journal Article

Left ventricular assist devices are (LVAD) used for circulatory support in patients with end-stage heart failure. Hemolysis/pump dysfunction is a well-known complication of this therapy with various etiologic causes. A small proportion of these complications are caused by outflow graft obstructions; this complication has received little attention in the scientific literature. Herein, we provide a comprehensive overview of the role of the LVAD outflow graft obstruction and its treatment options.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barac, YD; Nevo, A; Schroder, JN; Milano, CA; Daneshmand, MA

Published Date

  • December 18, 2018

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 30585873

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30585873

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-943X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000936


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States