Telecardiographic measurements for device migration: A useful tool for folllow-up


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Bayraktar F. A. , Mete M. T. , Sargin M., Erdogan S. B. , Bastopcu M., Yildirimturk O., ...More

NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, vol.7, no.2, pp.106-111, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/nci.2019.75002
  • Title of Journal : NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-111
  • Keywords: Heart failure, thrombosis, ventricular assist device, VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE, CIRCULATORY SUPPORT, PUMP THROMBOSIS, HEART, TRANSPLANTATION, MALPOSITION, HEMOLYSIS

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Pump thrombosis in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients is an important cause of mortality and morbidity. Inflow cannula migration is a predisposing factor for pump thrombosis. Telecardiographic measurements can be used to follow up apical cannula deviation. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the migration of the inflow cannulas in patients with LVADs using angle measurements on telecardiograms