Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) pump thrombosis is a well-known complication of LVAD placement. Elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) has classically been the first objective marker of pump thrombosis. In this case, we present a patient found to have normal serum LDH values but was ultimately found to have significant pump thrombosis.
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Shelton, Julie DO; George, Bennet MD; Hart, Amanda BSN, RN; and Guglin, Maya MD
"Normal Lactate Dehydrogenase Does Not Exclude Pump Thrombosis in Left Ventricular Assist Devices,"
The VAD Journal:
Vol. 2, Article 15.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/vad/vol2/iss1/15