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Chief Complaint:

Ventricular Assist Devices

Published: July 7, 2017
Author: jason.lopez

A patient presents to the cardiologist office for routine follow-up. He has a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for severe heart failure. The patient states he was reading online about blood clots and LVADs. He is on warfarin and is compliant with his medications. He has no complaints at this time.


A thrombus located in the rotor of an LVAD will likely present with which of the following

  • Increased flow state
  • Increased revolutions per minute (RPM)
  • Increased pulsatility index (PI)
  • Increased power


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