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Vikas Pathak, Colin Donovan, Rajiv Malhotra
Keywords : Airway clot, artificial heart transplant, Roth net, total artificial heart
Citation Information : Pathak V, Donovan C, Malhotra R. Airway complications of total artificial heart. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (2):94-95.
License: CC BY-ND 3.0
Published Online: 01-02-2017
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
The total artificial heart is the mechanical device which is used as a bridge to the heart transplant in patients with biventricular failure. Due to the mechanical nature of the device, patients receiving total artificial heart (TAH) require to be on anticoagulation therapy. Hemorrhage and coagulopathy are few of the known complications of TAH.
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