Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 210-212

Anesthesia for left ventricular assisted device insertion in a patient with multiple organ failure

1 Senior Resident, Singhealth Anaesthesiology Residency, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
2 Consultant, Department of Surgical Intensive Care, Division of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
3 Senior Consultant, Division of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

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T Suhitharan
Department of Surgical intensive Care, Division of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road - 169608
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sja.sja_1071_20

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Technological advances in mechanical circulatory support have enabled more patients with end-stage heart failure to benefit from left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). Indications for LVAD implantation have evolved to include patients who are deemed unsuitable for cardiac transplantation, otherwise known as destination therapy. This case report describes such patient with multi-organ failure who underwent LVAD insertion after nine days of extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation, intra-aortic balloon pump and maximal inotropic support. Strategies for perioperative management, as well as intra-operative monitoring and interventions are discussed.

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