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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Concomitant surgical cryoablation for refractory ventricular tachycardia and left ventricular assist device placement: a dual remedy but a recipe for thrombosis?

  Patient #1 Patient #2
Age 70 64
Gender Female Male
Etiology of Heart Failure Non-Ischemic Ischemic
VT Characteristics Monomorphic at >188 bpm Monomorphic at 135 bpm
Type of Surgical Ablation Epicardial Endocardial Epicardial Endocardial
LVAD HeartMate II HeartMate II
LVAD Indication Destination Therapy Bridge to Transplant
Antiarrhythmic Amiodarone Amiodarone Mexiletine
Anticoagulation Heparin Warfarina Heparin Warfarina
Aspirin 81 mg 81 mg
Peak LDHb 2086 U/L 1368 U/L
Further VT No No
Thrombus Confirmed from Explanted LVAD Yes Yes
  1. aInternational normalized ratio goal 2.0-3.0
  2. bNormal lab value 124–271 U/L
  3. bpm beats per minute, LDH lactate dehydrogenase, LVAD left ventricular assist device, VT ventricular tachycardia