Evidence of improved right ventricular structure after LVAD support in patients with end-stage cardiomyopathy Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Heart Failure
  • Immunologic Factors
  • Inflammation

abstract

  • These data demonstrate that chronic left ventricular unloading with either pulsatile or continuous-flow devices decreases right ventricular total collagen and myocardial TNF-alpha content. We suggest that the decreased fibrosis and normalization of cytokine milieu observed may in part contribute to the recovery of right-sided cardiac function associated with chronic mechanical circulatory support.

publication date

  • January 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1053-2498(03)00057-3

PubMed ID

  • 14734124

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 28

end page

  • 35

volume

  • 23

number

  • 1