Bleeding After LVAD Implant: If Things Do Not Add Up, Take a Look!

Innovations (Phila). 2021 Sep-Oct;16(5):488-490. doi: 10.1177/15569845211042369. Epub 2021 Oct 3.


A 63-year-old male underwent re-exploration after HVAD implantation due to persistent postoperative bleeding. We present an unusual cause of postoperative bleeding after LVAD implantation for which early re-exploration and consideration of unusual etiologies is appropriate.

Keywords: left ventricular assist device; postoperative bleeding; re-exploration.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Heart Failure* / etiology
  • Heart Failure* / surgery
  • Heart-Assist Devices* / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Reoperation
  • Retrospective Studies