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Unexpected diagnosis in a patient with a left ventricular assist device: rectal cancer
 
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Submission date: 2017-06-18
Acceptance date: 2017-07-21
Publication date: 2017-10-05
 
Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017;2(1):31–33
 
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Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are being increasingly utilized in end-stage cardiac failures. Long survival times provided by LVAD support increase the incidence of noncardiac surgical procedures in these patients. This study presents the case of a patient who received LVAD insertion while waiting for heart transplantation because of dilated cardiomyopathy followed by administration of multidisciplinary treatment because of rectal cancer.
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