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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 2 ( 2017 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Airway complications of total artificial heart

Vikas Pathak, Colin Donovan, Rajiv Malhotra

Keywords : artificial heart transplant, Roth net, total artificial heart,Airway clot

Citation Information : Pathak V, Donovan C, Malhotra R. Airway complications of total artificial heart. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (2):94-95.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_329_16

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-02-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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