Postoperatively, only low-dose inotropic support was required. Under the requested anticoagulation, recurrent bleeding necessitated three rethoracotomies. Both renal and liver function normalized over time. On postoperative day 25, the BVAD was explanted without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass. Global ventricular function had normalized. The implantation of BVAD proved to be an efficient rescue therapy.
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