Management of RVAD Thrombosis in Biventricular HVAD Supported Patients: Case Series

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Patients with biventricular assist devices (BIVAD) are severely critically ill compared with patients who receive left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support alone and portend a significant risk for greater adverse events including pump thrombosis (PT). Current approaches to treat PT are limited to LVAD with variable outcomes depending on the management strategy implemented. Moreover the management of PT in patients with BIVAD support, specifically to the right ventricular assist device (RVAD), is unknown. We describe the first care series to date on the management of PT in patients with durable right ventricular assist device and their outcomes.


  • Jorge Silva Enciso
  • Hao A Tran
  • Michela Brambatti
  • Oscar Ö Braun
  • Victor Pretorius
  • Eric D Adler
External organisations
  • University of California, San Diego
Research areas and keywords

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  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e36-e41
JournalASAIO Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 10
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes