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Airway complications of total artificial heart

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.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_329_16

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-02-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


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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