Successful Delivery in a Patient With Left Ventricular Assist Device and Unplanned Pregnancy

George Makdisi, M. Y. Jan, Lauren Dungy-Poythress, I. wen Wang, Marco A. Caccamo

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We report the case of a woman supported by a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) who presented at 20 weeks of gestation and decided against recommendations to continue with her pregnancy. This was managed with well-developed plan for a multidisciplinary team approach. With close and regular follow-up and regular adjustment of the patient's medications and LVAD parameters, successful delivery and outcome for both the mother and the newborn were achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e31-e33
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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