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J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Jan;24(1):105-9.

Gastrointestinal bleeding from arteriovenous malformations in patients supported by the Jarvik 2000 axial-flow left ventricular assist device.

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Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 6410 Fannin, Suite #450, Houston, TX 77030, USA. george.v.letsou@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

The long-term effects of axial-flow mechanical circulatory support in humans are unclear. We report 3 cases of chronic gastrointestinal bleeding after implantation of a Jarvik 2000 axial-flow left ventricular assist device. The bleeding was refractory to aggressive management and in 2 cases resolved only after orthotopic cardiac transplantation.

PMID:
15653390
DOI:
10.1016/j.healun.2003.10.018
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