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Publication Date

10-2-2016

Document Type

Case Report

Abstract

Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) is a lifesaving procedure in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock. Despite improvement in surgical techniques, ICU care and restored hemodynamics, some patients on MCS remain severely debilitated due to multiple medical problems, including infections, respiratory failure, de-conditioning and nutritional deficits.

Here we present a case of a patient with persistent high degree fever, devastating muscle weakness, and elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level, who dramatically responded to treatment with vitamin B 12.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.13023/VAD.2016.23

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