Echocardiography can be more sensitive than thoracic computed tomography in detecting a thrombus in the inflow cannula of a continuous left ventricular assist device

Nadia Aissaoui, Lech Paluszkiewicz, Heinrich Koertke H., Michiel Morshuis, Jan Gummert

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Thrombi in ventricular assist device cannulae are not rare and can have serious consequences. Perioperative observations are the gold standard in confi rming or rejecting the presence of a thrombus in the cannula of a ventricular assist device. We report a case in which echocardiography and in particular 3D echocardiography were very helpful in this regard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E215-E216
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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