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Pump Thrombosis 

Pump Thrombosis
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Pump Thrombosis
Author(s):

Jacob N. Schroder

and Carmelo A. Milano

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190909291.003.0035
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date: 03 June 2020

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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