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March 2016

Abstract by Dr. Hartmuth Bittner
Presented at the Heart Valve Society’s annual scientific meeting in New York City.

Unusual Rare Indication for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Immediately after successful sequential bilateral lung transplantation for the Treatment of Severe Systolic Anterior Motion and Mitral Valve Regurgitation Induced Cardiogenic Shock

Patient Demographics:
We report an unusual case of primary graft dysfunction grade III following uneventful off-pump bilateral sequential lung transplantation (LTX) caused by paradoxical left ventricular failure due to systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve-induced left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

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Abstract by Dr. Hartmuth Bittner
Presented at the Heart Valve Society’s annual scientific meeting in New York City.

Percutaneous Closure of the Insufficient Aortic Valve in a Heart Failure Patient on a Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient

Objective:
Aortic insufficiency (AI) is increasingly recognized as a complication of continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) support and may lead to clinical decompensation requiring correction. The incidence of “de novo” AI in patients supported with the CF-LVAD Heartmate II (Thoratec Corp., Pleasanton, CA) is greater than 25%.

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