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Effect of percutaneous ventricular assist devices on renal function.
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PMID:  23343556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are used to improve the systemic circulation and to decrease ventricular loading in patients with hemodynamic instability that is refractory to pharmacologic therapies. During an acute critical event, percutaneous devices are preferred because of their rapid deployment, since implantable devices require more extensive procedures. Implantable devices are used for patients with established end-stage heart failure as a bridge to heart transplantation, recovery or destination therapy. This report reviews mechanical principles and clinical studies regarding percutaneous VAD to address their potential renal effects. Since the focus of this study is set on devices that are dedicated to cardiac support only, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation systems are not included.
Huijuan Mao; Anna Giuliani; Lourdes Blanca-Martos; Jeong Chul Kim; Akash Nayak; Grazia Virzi; Alessandra Brocca; Elisa Scalzotto; Mauro Neri; Nevin Katz; Claudio Ronco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood purification     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1421-9735     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Purif.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402040     Medline TA:  Blood Purif     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.
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