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Pericardial Release for Early LVAD Malalignment
  • Eric Jeng,
  • Alexander Ghannam,
  • Mustafa Ahmed
Eric Jeng
University of Florida
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Alexander Ghannam
University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville
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Mustafa Ahmed
University of Florida
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Abstract

LS is a 39-year-old woman with systolic heart failure secondary to viral myocarditis (EF 10-15%). She was transitioned from IABP support to LVAD. Five weeks postoperatively she experienced progressive low flow alarms and underwent pericardial release via left mini-thoracotomy. Flows immediately improved postoperatively.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

24 Apr 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
27 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
27 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
17 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned