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Disruption of blood flow in the outflow graft is a valuable marker for detecting suction events in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices

  • Tasuku Sato
  • Takeo FujinoEmail author
  • Taiki Higo
  • Kisho Ohtani
  • Ken-ichi Hiasa
  • Akira Shiose
  • Hiroyuki Tsutsui
Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound
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Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Hiroyuki Tsutsui received honoraria from Otsuka, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Mitsubishi-Tanabe Pharma, Daiichi Sankyo, Nippon Boehringer, Bayer Yakuhin, and Pfizer. Hiroyuki Tsutsui received manuscript fees from Igaku-shoin and Medical View. Hiroyuki Tsutsui received research funding from Nippon Boehringer and Mitsubishi-Tanabe Pharma. Tasuku Sato, Takeo Fujino, Taiki Higo, Kisho Ohtani, Ken-ichi Hiasa, and Akira Shiose declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human rights statements

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later revisions.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.

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Reference

  1. 1.
    Stainback RF, Estep JD, Agler DA, et al. Echocardiography in the management of patients with left ventricular assist devices: recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015;28:853–909.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tasuku Sato
    • 1
  • Takeo Fujino
    • 2
    Email author
  • Taiki Higo
    • 3
  • Kisho Ohtani
    • 3
  • Ken-ichi Hiasa
    • 3
  • Akira Shiose
    • 4
  • Hiroyuki Tsutsui
    • 3
  1. 1.Heart CenterKyushu University HospitalFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Advanced Cardiopulmonary FailureKyushu University Graduate School of Medical SciencesFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineKyushu University Graduate School of Medical SciencesFukuokaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryKyushu University Graduate School of Medical SciencesFukuokaJapan

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