Algorithm for the diagnosis and management of suspected pump thrombus

Daniel J. Goldstein, Ranjit John, Christopher Salerno, Scott Silvestry, Nader Moazami, Douglas Horstmanshof, Robert Adamson, Andrew Boyle, Mark Zucker, Joseph Rogers, Stuart Russell, James Long, Francis Pagani, Ulrich Jorde

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Pump thrombosis is a dreaded complication of long-term implantable ventricular assist devices. No guidance exists regarding the diagnosis and management of this entity despite its significant morbidity. After considerable thought and deliberation, a group of leading investigators in the field of mechanical support propose an algorithm for the diagnosis and management of this vexing entity based on clinical symptoms and serologic and imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-670
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • continuous-flow pump
  • hemolysis
  • power spikes
  • thrombus
  • ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation


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