Unexpected Twists: A 61-Year-Old Male with Repeated HeartMate II Complications andSubsequent Replacement with HeartMate III

Amit Alam, Christo Mathew, Elie Dib, Aayla Jamil, Cesar Guerrero-Miranda, Brian Lima, Dan Meyer, Aldo Rafael, Shelley Hall, Susan Joseph

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Abstract

An outflow graft twist of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) remains a challenging clinical diagnosis and may even be misdiagnosed for other outflow obstructions. We present a case of a patient with two LVAD exchanges due to suspected outflow graft twisting in both clinical scenarios. As new LVADs continue to be designed and upgraded, clinicians must have a high index of suspicion for this rare complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 5 2021

Keywords

  • left ventricular assist devices
  • outflow graft rotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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