Anesthetic management for abdominal aortic surgery in a patient with a left ventricular assist device: a case report

Abstract

Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) are a currently established destination and bridge therapy until cardiac transplantation; hence, this patient population continues to increase. Here, we present the first report of abdominal aortic cross-clamping (ACC) in a LVAD patient undergoing emergency aneurysm repair. Anticoagulation was continued pre-and intra… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s40981-015-0011-8

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