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Pericardial Release for Early LVAD Malalignment
  • Eric Jeng,
  • Alexander Ghannam,
  • Mustafa Ahmed
Eric Jeng
University of Florida
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Alexander Ghannam
University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville
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Mustafa Ahmed
University of Florida
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Abstract

LS is a 39-year-old woman with systolic heart failure secondary to viral myocarditis (EF 10-15%). She was transitioned from IABP support to LVAD. Five weeks postoperatively she experienced progressive low flow alarms and underwent pericardial release via left mini-thoracotomy. Flows immediately improved postoperatively.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

24 Apr 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
27 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
27 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
17 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
26 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
10 Dec 20201st Revision Received
11 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
11 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
11 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Accept