Surgical management of unusual gastrointestinal bleeding and a left ventricular assist device

Vance La Baron Smith, Benjamin Sun, David Lindsey, Michael S. Firstenberg

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Abstract

There is growing evidence that patients treated with continuous flow ventricular assist devices are at increased risk for bleeding complications beyond what would be expected for those requiring anti-coagulation therapy. However, the management of these patients is typically medical. We present a case of unusual gastrointestinal bleeding successfully managed with surgical intervention in a patient with a Heartmate II ventricular assist device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-613
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bleeding (gastro-intestinal)
  • Complications
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Mechanical assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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Surgical management of unusual gastrointestinal bleeding and a left ventricular assist device. / Smith, Vance La Baron; Sun, Benjamin; Lindsey, David; Firstenberg, Michael S.

In: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 11, No. 5, 11.2010, p. 612-613.

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