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Recurrent orthostatic syncope due to left atrial and left ventricular collapse after a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation.
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PMID:  23260713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have become an established treatment for patients with advanced heart failure as a bridge to transplantation or for permanent support as an alternative to heart transplantation. Continuous-flow LVADs have been shown to improve outcomes, including survival, and reduce device failure compared with pulsatile devices. Although LVADs have been shown to be a good option for patients with end-stage heart failure, unanticipated complications may occur. We describe dynamic left atrial and left ventricular chamber collapse related to postural changes in a patient with a recent continuous-flow LVAD implantation.
Avinash Chandra; Rajesh Pradhan; Francis Y Kim; Daniel R Frisch; Linda J Bogar; Raphael Bonita; Nicholas C Cavarocchi; Arnold J Greenspon; Hitoshi Hirose; Harrison T Pitcher; Sharon Rubin; Paul J Mather
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1557-3117     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Lung Transplant.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102703     Medline TA:  J Heart Lung Transplant     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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