Publication
Title
Disseminated malignancy after extracorporeal life support and left ventricular assist device, diagnosed by left ventricular apical core biopsy
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Abstract
The left ventricular apical core biopsy performed during implantation of a left ventricular assist device (VAD) is a well-known diagnostic procedure in confirming cardiomyopathies leading to end-stage heart failure. We describe a patient in whom disseminated malignancy was revealed by means of the apical core biopsy after extracorporeal life support and left ventricular assist device implantation as a bridge to transplantation. This case emphasizes the importance of thorough oncological screening before VAD implantation and the possible consequences of circulating tumour cells in this device-assisted circulation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2013
ISSN
1569-9293
Volume/pages
17:5(2013), p. 875-877
ISI
000326725300033
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Last edited 04.05.2017
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