Successful implantation of a left ventricular assist device in a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis.

@article{Garland2014SuccessfulIO,
  title={Successful implantation of a left ventricular assist device in a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis.},
  author={Cassandra Garland and David Somogyi},
  journal={The journal of extra-corporeal technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={162-5}
}
We report the case of a 27-year-old woman with signs of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (HITT) and left heart failure presenting for urgent implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). HITT can occur in 4.2-6.1% of patients with LVADs. If the patient remains hemodynamically stable, implantation can be delayed for several months… CONTINUE READING