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

Nikhil Jaik, Robert Higgins, Bryan A. Whitson

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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