Fatal case of a patient with cardiac assist system

Schyma, Christian; Doberentz, E.; Morshuis, M.; Madea, B. (2013). Fatal case of a patient with cardiac assist system. Rechtsmedizin, 23(5), pp. 410-414. Springer-Medizin-Verlag 10.1007/s00194-013-0889-2

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Cardiac assist devices are used for patients with terminal cardiac failure and cardiac shock. The therapeutic aims are to bridge the time either to transplantation or for recovery of the heart. This article reports on the acute death of a 69-year-old man who received a left ventricular cardiac assist device 2 years before death with which he lived quite well for 2 years. He died suddenly from an acute myocardial infarction confirmed by laboratory parameters while the cardiac device was still functioning.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Schyma, Christian

ISSN:

0937-9819

Publisher:

Springer-Medizin-Verlag

Language:

German

Submitter:

Antoinette Angehrn

Date Deposited:

01 Sep 2015 16:23

Last Modified:

19 Nov 2015 11:01

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00194-013-0889-2

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.71381

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/71381

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