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[Rare case of enterovirus myocarditis with consecutive acute heart failure and subsequent "rescue therapy" with biventricular assist device].

Authors
  • Augustin, Norbert
  • Schreiber, Christian
  • Klingel, Karin
  • Kandolf, Reinhard
  • Lange, Rüdiger
Type
Published Article
Journal
Herz
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2003
Volume
28
Issue
5
Pages
457–460
Identifiers
PMID: 12928746
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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