Pump thrombosis is a serious complication of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). Treatment options include medical thrombolysis, surgical pump exchange or urgent heart transplantation. We are reporting a case of pump thrombosis with active hemolysis and acute renal failure managed surgically by isolating the LVAD while awaiting renal recovery and donor heart availability.
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Touchan, Jean; Shafii, Alexis; and Guglin, Maya
"Ligation of The Outflow Graft of The Left Ventricular Assist Device for Management of Hemolysis Due to Pump Thrombosis,"
The VAD Journal:
Vol. 2, Article 20.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/vad/vol2/iss1/20