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Pump Thrombosis 

Pump Thrombosis
Pump Thrombosis

Jacob N. Schroder

and Carmelo A. Milano

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date: 19 January 2021

This chapter reviews the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment strategies of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) thrombosis. Despite improving results, thrombosis continues to be an important postoperative complication of continuous-flow (CF) LVADs. When LVAD thrombosis is suspected, aggressive and timely evaluation and treatment is critical. This chapter also reviews data on newer generation LVADs which appear to be more hemocompatible, reducing the risk of thrombosis.

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