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Management of multiple left ventricular assist device failures in a patient.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
1053-2498
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
1
Pages
98–100
Identifiers
PMID: 17234525
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Device failure is a rare but life-threatening complication in patients receiving mechanical circulatory support. Because patients are supported by these devices for longer periods, the incidence of device failure has increased. We report 3 instances of device failure and successful surgical management in a single patient.

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