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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 839854, 4 pages
Case Report

Successful Perioperative Management of a Patient with the Left Ventricular Assist Device for Brain Tumor Resection: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Department of Anesthesiology, Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

Received 6 January 2015; Accepted 5 March 2015

Academic Editor: Jian-jun Yang

Copyright © 2015 Rashmi Vandse and Thomas J. Papadimos. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Heart failure is the leading cause of death in the United States. Our increasingly aged population will contribute to an increased incidence and prevalence of heart failure, thereby augmenting the need for mechanical circulatory devices. Here we present the first successful resection of a brain tumor in a left ventricular device- (LVAD-) dependent patient with increased intracranial pressure and address pertinent perioperative anesthetic considerations and management.