Left ventricular assist device (Heart Ware 4.0)
Prior LVAD and prior MI now with defibrillator firing.
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There has been interval placement of a a left ventricular assist device, overlying the lower left hemithorax.
There is a left chest wall biventricular cardioverter defibrillator, with leads intact and stable in position. Stable median sternotomy wires and coronary artery stent overlying the left ventricle.
Heart size and CHF improved post LVAD.
This is the newest version of LVAD. It is in trials currently.
- Ucar M, Karakas MS, Bayrak M et-al. Early thrombus formation in patient with HeartWare left ventricular assist device presenting with acute heart failure. J Saudi Heart Assoc. 2016;28 (1): 49-51. doi:10.1016/j.jsha.2015.06.003 - Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation
- Najjar SS, Slaughter MS, Pagani FD et-al. An analysis of pump thrombus events in patients in the HeartWare ADVANCE bridge to transplant and continued access protocol trial. J. Heart Lung Transplant. 2014;33 (1): 23-34. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2013.12.001 - Pubmed citation