Patient selection for mechanical circulatory support

Nisha Gilotra, Stuart D. Russell

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Abstract

Heart failure continues to be associated with high morbidity and mortality. Over the past decade, left ventricular assist devices have been shown to improve the survival and quality of life. However, it is quite clear that very sick patients do not do as well, and it is therefore imperative to select patients at the proper time. In this article, we review both the indications for considering left ventricular assist device therapy as well as discuss the considerations and therapy that should be done pre-operatively to possibly improve post-insertion outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalHeart Failure Reviews
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

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Heart-Assist Devices
Patient Selection
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Morbidity
Survival
Mortality
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Left ventricular assist device
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Risk stratification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Patient selection for mechanical circulatory support. / Gilotra, Nisha; Russell, Stuart D.

In: Heart Failure Reviews, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 27-34.

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Gilotra, Nisha ; Russell, Stuart D. / Patient selection for mechanical circulatory support. In: Heart Failure Reviews. 2013 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 27-34.
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