The diagnosis of left ventricular assist device thrombosis

  title={The diagnosis of left ventricular assist device thrombosis},
  author={H.Z.R. Gerds and Johan Br{\"u}gemann and Michiel Rienstra and M. E. Erasmus},
  booktitle={Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation},
The clinical course of a patient with a left ventricular assist device is described. A total of 6 weeks after device insertion, the lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level increased to 2801 U/l despite adding low-molecular-weight heparin to acenocoumarol and aspirin. Pump thrombosis was suspected but unconfirmed by computed tomography. Increased pump power… CONTINUE READING