A simplified echocardiographic technique for detecting continuous-flow left ventricular assist device malfunction due to pump thrombosis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Echocardiography
  • Equipment Failure
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Thrombosis

abstract

  • The 3 echocardiographic variables of measured changes in LV end-diastolic diameter, aortic valve opening time, and deceleration time of mitral inflow between the lowest (8,000 rpm) and highest pump speed settings (11,000 rpm) during echo-guided pump speed-change testing appear highly accurate in diagnosing device malfunction in the setting of pump thrombosis among patients supported with CF-LVAD. Further investigation is warranted to create and validate a prediction score.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.healun.2014.01.865

PubMed ID

  • 24656286

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 575

end page

  • 86

volume

  • 33

number

  • 6