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J Clin Imaging Sci. 2011;1:21. doi: 10.4103/2156-7514.80373. Epub 2011 May 2.

Imaging of mechanical cardiac assist devices.

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  • 1Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA.

Abstract

Diagnostic imaging plays an important role in the assessment of patients with mechanical cardiac assist devices. Therefore, it is important for radiologists to be familiar with the basic components, function, and radiographic appearances of these devices in order to appropriately diagnose complications. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to review indications, components, normal imaging appearances, and complications of surgically and percutaneously implanted ventricular assist devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and cardiac meshes.

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Cardiac mesh; Impella; imaging; intra-aortic balloon pump; ventricular assist device

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PMC3177429
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