|A VAD thrombus preceded by a 3-month interruption in ASA due to GIB|
|A VAD thrombus with no interruption in anticoagulation despite 3 GIB episodes over 7 months|
|An ischemic CVA 11 days after implantation and 3 days after GIB due to erosive gastritis; the VAD was replaced after medical therapy failed to resolve the thrombus and had 2 peripheral bleeding events shortly after the pump exchange; there was no interruption in anticoagulation|
|A TIA 1 month after a 4-day interruption in aspirin and 3 days after a 1-day interruption in aspirin and warfarin due to bleeding events; the TIA was followed by an ischemic CVA several months later|
|An ischemic CVA 11 months after stoppage of aspirin and 10 months after stoppage of warfarin due to a series of 4 bleeding events|
ASA = acetylsalicylic acid; VAD = ventricular assist device; other abbreviations as in Table 4.