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INTRAOPERATIVE PUMP THROMBOSIS (PT) IN HEARTMATE (HM) III
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  • Sathappan Karuppiah,
  • Sudharsan Setty,
  • Ranjit John,
  • Monica Lupei
Sathappan Karuppiah
University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities
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Sudharsan Setty
University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities
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Ranjit John
University of Minnesota Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Monica Lupei
University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities
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Abstract

Pump thrombosis is a rare and infrequent complication of HeartMate III left ventricular assist device (LVAD). While there are reports of pump thrombosis in the postoperative period, to our knowledge, there have been no prior reports on pump thrombosis in the intraoperative period. Here we present a case of a 24-year-old female who required HeartMate III LVAD implantation for progressive heart failure and the intraoperative period was complicated with pump thrombosis (PT). Managing PT in the intraoperative period is challenging and time-sensitive because of its rare occurrence and paucity of recommendations in diagnosing the PT.
20 Jun 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
20 Jun 2022Assigned to Editor
20 Jun 2022Submission Checks Completed
21 Jun 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
28 Jun 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 Jul 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major