Total Knee Arthroplasty Revision in a Patient With End-Stage Heart Failure With a Left Ventricular Assist Device Using Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Case Report

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Abstract

We report the successful use of peripheral nerve blocks for provision of surgical anesthesia for knee surgery in a patient who had end-stage heart failure, who was supported by a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device, and who was anticoagulated. We discuss the anesthetic implications involved in the care of patients being anticoagulated and on left ventricular assist device.

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