Simultaneous procedures during left ventricular assist device implantation: Is less always more?

Nikhil Jaik, Robert S.D. Higgins, Bryan A. Whitson

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Abstract

In up to 50 % of patients undergoing continuous flow, axial pump, left-ventricular and assist device (LVAD) placement, concomitant procedures are performed. The underlying lesions have a broad spectrum of severity, complexity, and impact on clinical outcomes. This review describes the concomitant lesions often encountered with LVAD implantation and clinical relevance of their repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-102
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent heart failure reports
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heartmate
  • Heartware
  • LVAD
  • Left ventricular assist device
  • aortic insufficiency
  • arrhythmia
  • continuous flow
  • outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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