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

Vance 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 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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