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Massive intercostal hemorrhage after implantation of an intrapericardial ventricular assist device: a case report
  • James Etheridge,
  • Ryan Cousins,
  • Jonathan Philpott
James Etheridge
Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Ryan Cousins
Emory University School of Medicine
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Jonathan Philpott
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Abstract

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have become integral to the treatment of advanced heart failure. Surgical bleeding is a known complication of LVAD placement but is most associated with intraperitoneal pump locations. Here we describe a case of massive postoperative hemorrhage secondary to erosion of an intrapericardial LVAD into an intercostal artery with an associated rib fracture.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

02 Sep 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
04 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
04 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
05 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
05 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
07 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
16 Sep 20201st Revision Received
17 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
17 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
19 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Accept