Algorithm for the diagnosis and management of suspected pump thrombus.


Journal Article

Pump thrombosis is a dreaded complication of long-term implantable ventricular assist devices. No guidance exists regarding the diagnosis and management of this entity despite its significant morbidity. After considerable thought and deliberation, a group of leading investigators in the field of mechanical support propose an algorithm for the diagnosis and management of this vexing entity based on clinical symptoms and serologic and imaging studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goldstein, DJ; John, R; Salerno, C; Silvestry, S; Moazami, N; Horstmanshof, D; Adamson, R; Boyle, A; Zucker, M; Rogers, J; Russell, S; Long, J; Pagani, F; Jorde, U

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 667 - 670

PubMed ID

  • 23796150

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23796150

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-3117

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.healun.2013.05.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States