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Mechanical circulatory support for the right ventricle in the setting of a left ventricular assist device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25019691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Right ventricular failure is a difficult problem to manage and typically carries a dismal prognosis. In the setting of post-left ventricular assist device implantation (LVAD), right ventricular dysfunction both in the early and late stages is of particularly high incidence and concern. There are currently no agreed upon preoperative algorithms to predict patients at risk for this problem, thus adding another level of complexity to treatment. Furthermore, there is no current technology available for chronic right ventricular support and the devices currently in use are LVADS modified to adapt to the right circulatory system. This review provides an overview of right ventricular failure, particularly after LVAD implantation, and describes the survival outcomes and continued challenges in this area.
Authors:
Robert J Steffen; M Scott Halbreiner; Li Zhang; Kiyotaka Fukamachi; Edward G Soltesz; Randall C Starling; Nader Moazami
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of medical devices     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1745-2422     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-7-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230445     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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