An Unexpected Surgical Complication of Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Identified by Transesophageal Echocardiography: A Case Report

Min Pu, Edward Stephenson, William Davidson, Benjamin C. Sun

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Abstract

Ventricular assist devices are used for circulatory support for patients with cardiogenic shock and refractory heart failure. Although early and late complications of left ventricular assist devices have been reported, we report a rare surgical complication of a left ventricular assist device implantation. This unexpected surgical complication was accurately identified by transesophageal echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1194-1197
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume16
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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