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Incidence, predictors and clinical outcome of early bleeding events in patients undergoing a left ventricular assist device implant.

Authors
  • Muslem, Rahatullah1, 2
  • Caliskan, Kadir2
  • van Thiel, Robert3
  • Kashif, Usman1
  • Akin, Sakir2, 4
  • Birim, Ozcan1
  • Constantinescu, Alina A2
  • Brugts, Jasper J2
  • Bunge, Jeroen J H3
  • Bekkers, Jos A1
  • Leebeek, Frank W G5
  • Bogers, Ad J J C1
  • 1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 2 Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 3 Department of Intensive Care, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 4 Department of Intensive Care, HagaZiekenhuis, The Hague, Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 5 Department of Haematology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Feb 22, 2018
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezy044
PMID: 29481654
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

An early bleeding event needing surgical exploration is highly prevalent after LVAD implantation, especially in patients bridged with ECMO and with pre- and postimplant thrombocytopenia.

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