Right Ventricular Infarction During Left Ventricular Assist System Support

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Abstract

Left ventricular assist devices are frequently used to bridge patients to cardiac transplantation. As this experience grows, new and unanticipated complications will occur. This report describes a 50-year-old man with ischemic cardiomyopathy being bridged to cardiac transplantation who suffered an acute right ventricular infarction during the interval of support.

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