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Stopping LVAD Bleeding: A Piece of the Puzzle

Friday, October 6, 2017

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Source Name: Circulation Research


Emma J. Birks

A stimulating editorial triggered by tri-species autopsy work on angiodysplasia potentially attributable to continuous-flow LVAD. Dr Birks discusses the findings and appears open to the suggestion that LVAD per se is a cause of gastrointestinal angiodysplasia and thence  bleeding, as opposed to the anticoagulation for LVAD.

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