Usefulness of transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosing valve leakage of left ventricular assist device

Mohamed Moursi, Navin C. Nanda, William Holman, David McGiffin, Aditya Samal, Joao B. De Sousa

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In this case report, we present the utility of transesophageal echocardiography in the detection of two uncommon complications of left ventricular assist devices: regurgitation of the bioprosthetic valve in the inflow conduit and a tear of a Dacron conduit with hematoma formation and compression of the right ventricular free wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-707
Number of pages5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Regurgitation of valve
  • Tear of conduit of left ventricular assist device
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Ventricular assist device

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