Intracranial mycotic aneurysm associated with left ventricular assist device infection.

Abstract

Infection is a frequent complication of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) use in patients with severe heart failure. The development of bacteremia with "LVAD endocarditis" is a serious infection that has rarely been associated with mycotic aneurysm formation. We describe the first case of an LVAD-associated intracranial mycotic aneurysm. We suggest that… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.10.094

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