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Outflow Graft Foreign Body Reaction and Thrombosis in HeartMate III Left Ventricular Assist Device
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  • Paulino Alvarez,
  • Dennis Firchau,
  • Robert Humble,
  • Alexandros Briasoulis
Paulino Alvarez
University of Iowa
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Dennis Firchau
University of Iowa
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Robert Humble
University of Iowa
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Alexandros Briasoulis
University of Iowa
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Abstract

Outflow cannula occlusion is an infrequent complication occurring among recipients of continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). Hereby, we present a case of intrinsic and extrinsic outflow cannula obstruction resulting in cardiogenic shock and multiorgan failure.