The clinical implication of transcranial doppler detection of microembolic signals in patients with Heartmate II

Kazuki Fukuma, Osamu Seguchi, Kozue Saito, Kensuke Kuroda, Seiko Nakajima, Takuma Sato, Masanobu Yanase, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Satsuki Fukushima, Tomoyuki Fujita, Junjiro Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka, Norihide Fukushima

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Abstract

We aimed to elucidate the clinical relevance of transcranial Doppler (TCD) in the detection of microembolic signals in patients with Heartmate II (HM-II). Twenty patients with HM-II underwent TCD examinations, and microembolic signals were rarely detected in stable patients. However, they were detected in patients with hemolysis and/or thromboembolic events. Further, TCD examination under oxygen inhalation revealed that, both, solid emboli and gaseous emboli exist in patients with HM-II.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-696
Number of pages3
JournalASAIO Journal
Volume64
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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