Infection calls for thrombosis: Fact or superstition?


PEKTOK E.

ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/aor.14383
  • Journal Name: ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Despite all the efforts, pump thrombosis and thromboembolic complications still remain among the most dreadful complications after long-term ventricular assist device implantation. There is growing evidence that infections, especially blood stream infections predispose to a prothrombotic state despite anticoagulation, and frequently leads to thrombosis and/or embolic events as a consequence. In this short comment, the article by Bouzas et al with heterodox, if not unsettling, conclusions is discussed.