The impact of prolonged rotary ventricular assist device support upon ventricular geometry and flow kinetics Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Pulsatile Flow

abstract

  • Prolonged rotary VAD support unloads the left ventricle, with modest effects on the right ventricle. These changes are often associated with alterations of VAD flow kinetics, requiring therapeutic intervention. These findings indicate the usefulness of echocardiographic surveillance in patients undergoing prolonged VAD support.

publication date

  • February 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.echo.2010.10.009

PubMed ID

  • 21093217

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 149

end page

  • 56

volume

  • 24

number

  • 2