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Giant arteriovenous fistula after implantation of a percutaneous left ventricular assist device


Baldi, T; Wolff, T; Aschwanden, M; Thalhammer, C; Jaeger, K A (2009). Giant arteriovenous fistula after implantation of a percutaneous left ventricular assist device. VASA, 38(2):190-192.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous left ventricular assist devices are an important tool in the management of patients with severe cardiogenic shock. Limited experiences concerning vascular complications after long term implantation of these devices exist. We report on a large arteriovenous fistula after placement of a left ventricular assist device, which has not been described in the literature. The arteriovenous fistula was of clinical relevance because it represented a supplementary cardiac burden in a patient with impaired left ventricular function after a severe myocardial infarction.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous left ventricular assist devices are an important tool in the management of patients with severe cardiogenic shock. Limited experiences concerning vascular complications after long term implantation of these devices exist. We report on a large arteriovenous fistula after placement of a left ventricular assist device, which has not been described in the literature. The arteriovenous fistula was of clinical relevance because it represented a supplementary cardiac burden in a patient with impaired left ventricular function after a severe myocardial infarction.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Angiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:19 Oct 2009 07:26
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:30
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0301-1526
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0301-1526.38.2.190
Related URLs:http://www.verlag-hanshuber.com/zeitschriften/journal.php?abbrev=VAS&year=2009&issue=2&show=issue (Publisher)
PubMed ID:19588310

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