Small intestine capsule endoscopy in magnetic suspended axial left ventricular assist device patient

Andrea Garatti, Giuseppe Bruschi, Carlo Girelli, Ettore Vitali

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Abstract

A 45-year-old male with dilatative cardiomyopathy was supported with an Incor (Berlin-Heart AG) axial flow magnetically levitated bearings pump. Due to constant anemization in late follow-up, gastrointestinal bleeding was suspected and a PillCam™ Capsule Endoscopy (Given Imaging) was performed. No interference between the devices was detected and full small bowel visualization was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2006

Keywords

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Left ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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