Successful treatment of early thrombosis of HeartWare left ventricular assist device with intraventricular thrombolytics.

@article{Kamouh2012SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of early thrombosis of HeartWare left ventricular assist device with intraventricular thrombolytics.},
  author={Abdallah Kamouh and R. Geddes John and Peter M. Eckman},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={
          281-3
        }
}
In the last few years, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have moved to the forefront in the management of patients with advanced heart failure. Pumps have gradually become smaller and more efficient and have clearly demonstrated survival benefits and improvement in functional status and quality of life in patients with advanced heart failure. Despite impressive advances in device technology, risk of severe complications remains, such as device thrombosis. A 62-year-old man who underwent… CONTINUE READING
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