Incidental pulmonary embolus in transit during left ventricular assist device implant.

@article{Nagpal2013IncidentalPE,
  title={Incidental pulmonary embolus in transit during left ventricular assist device implant.},
  author={Atul Dave Nagpal and Nicolas A Brozzi and Micheal Samara and Sangjin S Lee and Edward G. Soltesz},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={
          1100
        }
}
A 35-year-old man with a medical history of Marfan’s syndrome, end-stage nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, and a recent stroke presumed to be cardioembolic in origin was referred for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement as a bridge to transplantation. Consent was obtained from him for publication of his case. He was taken to the operating room for implantation of a Heartmate II LVAD, where intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography unexpectedly revealed a large mobile… CONTINUE READING
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