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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and effect on outcomes of right ventricular failure in a large population of patients implanted with continuous-flow left(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether results with the HeartMate (HM) II left ventricular assist device (LVAD) (Thoratec Corporation, Pleasanton, California) in a commercial(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the incidence, prophylaxis, and treatment of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and its relevance to gut mucosal pH (pHi), multiorgan dysfunction syndrome, and the abdominal(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to develop a novel approach to optimizing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) function and diagnosing device malfunctions. BACKGROUND In CF-LVAD(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigates the outcomes of cardiac transplantation using older donors. BACKGROUND Despite high mortality rates on waiting lists, transplanting hearts from older donors(More)