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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Frequency: Monthly

ISSN 0375-9393

Online ISSN 1827-1596

 

Minerva Anestesiologica 2008 April;74(4):145-8

    CASE REPORTS

Failure of an Abiomed left ventricular assist device in association with factor VIIa administration

Reade M. C. 1, Toyoda Y. N. 2, Murray H. N. 1

1 Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA;
2 Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Factor VIIa might be a useful treatment for coagulopathy and massive hemorrhage following implantation of a mechanical circulatory assist device, but there is a theoretical risk of device thrombosis. To date this complication has not been reported. We describe the first case of clotting of a left ventricular assist device immediately after administration of factor VIIa.

language: English


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