Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz


Screening prior to heart transplantation. Dilated cardiomyopathy and consequent heart failure.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

A left ventricular assist device (HeartMate 3) is situated in a normal position. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator is also visible with the lead in the right ventricle. Cardiomegaly and marked apical pleural thickening on both sides. 

Case Discussion

Typical x-ray appearance of LVAD.

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Case information

rID: 57293
Published: 16th Dec 2017
Last edited: 25th Sep 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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