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Flow mediated dilation in patient with Berlin Heart Incor left ventricle assist device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18592941     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endothelial function measured with brachial ultrasound (BU) is a validated prognostic factor in heart failure patients. LVAD (left ventricle assist device) application is a promising surgical technique to treat refractory heart failure patients both as a bridge to heart transplantation or as destination therapy. Clinical recovery in such patients may be associated to normal endothelial function measured by BU but, as recently reported, only in pulsatile flow LVAD patients. The present paper report a case of normal endothelial function even in a axial LVAD patient.
Franco Tarro Genta; Elena Colajanni; Pierluigi Sbarra; Massimo Tidu; Mauro Rinaldi; Enzo Bosimini
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1122-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-02     Completed Date:  2008-09-03     Revised Date:  2011-07-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307314     Medline TA:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Casa di Cura Major, Torino, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Brachial Artery / ultrasonography
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications,  genetics,  physiopathology*,  therapy*
Endothelium, Vascular / physiology,  ultrasonography
Heart Failure / etiology,  physiopathology*,  therapy*
Heart-Assist Devices*
Middle Aged
Pulsatile Flow*

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