We report implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in a patient with Parkinson's disease. Postoperative fluid overload together with insufficient LVAD output in the setting of vasodilation through levodopa likely caused renal hypoperfusion and acute kidney injury. A patient like ours, therefore, requires the highest possible increase of HM3 RPM and LVAD flow early after surgery.

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Keywords cardiovascular pathology, perfusion
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14012, hdl.handle.net/1765/117136
Journal Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Citation
den Uil, C.A, Friesema, E.C.H, & Constantinescu, A.A. (2019). Vasodilation through levodopa for Parkinson's disease may require high left ventricular assist device flow. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 34(4), 226–228. doi:10.1111/jocs.14012