Platelet activation in heart failure patients supported by the HeartMate II ventricular assist device.

@article{Slaughter2011PlateletAI,
  title={Platelet activation in heart failure patients supported by the HeartMate II ventricular assist device.},
  author={Mark S. Slaughter and Michael A. Sobieski and Joel D Graham and Patroklos S Pappas and Antone J. Tatooles and Steven C. Koenig},
  journal={The International journal of artificial organs},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={461-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Thromboembolic events have been observed in heart failure (HF) patients supported by long-term mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices. It has been hypothesized that these adverse events may be the result of platelet activation associated with high rotational speeds common to axial flow pumps. In this study, markers of platelet activation were investigated in HF patients supported by a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device (LVAD). METHODS The study group consisted of 34… CONTINUE READING
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