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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-76 Table of Contents     

Echocardiography in left ventricular assist device


Echocardiography Laboratory, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Date of Web Publication26-Nov-2010

Correspondence Address:
Sherif M Helmy
Echocardiography Laboratory, Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, PO Box 3050, Doha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.73222

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Helmy SM, Albinali A, Hajar R. Echocardiography in left ventricular assist device. Heart Views 2010;11:74-6

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Helmy SM, Albinali A, Hajar R. Echocardiography in left ventricular assist device. Heart Views [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Apr 22];11:74-6. Available from: http://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2010/11/2/74/73222

A 41-year-old male Indian patient was admitted to our hospital due to refractory congestive heart failure. The patient received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as destination therapy. The images show the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative echocardiography findings [Figure 1],[Figure 2],[Figure 3],[Figure 4],[Figure 5].
Figure 1 :Preoperative M mode study showing a low cardiac output pattern of the (a) Preoperative M-mode study showing a low cardiac output pattern of the aortic valve, (b) Low output pattern of mitral valve, and (c) Dilated left ventricle (LV) with low output pattern

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Figure 2 :(a) Intraoperative tranesophageal echocardiography at 115° showing the LVAD inflow conduit from the LV apex (arrows) and (b) the color flow in the conduit (arrows)

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Figure 3 :Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography at 115°, showing the outflow conduit of the LVAD into the ascending aorta (arrows)

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Figure 4 :Post-LVAD implantation M mode echocardiogram of the aortic valve and left atrium shows closed aortic cusps throughout systole and diastole (v), denoting the well-functioning LVAD

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Figure 5 :Diagram showing the LVAD and its inflow and outflow conduits.

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  [Figure 1], [Figure 2], [Figure 3], [Figure 4], [Figure 5]


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