Factor VIIa might be a useful treatment for coagulopathy and massive hemorrhage following implantation of a mechanical circulatory assist device, but there is a theoretical risk of device thrombosis. To date this complication has not been reported. We describe the first case of clotting of a left ventricular assist device immediately after administration of factor VIIa.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2008|
- Blood coagulation
- Factor VIIa
- Heart assist devices