Reza Khodaverdian

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OBJECTIVES A protocol using transthoracic echocardiography was designed to diagnose the common malfunctions of patients on chronic support with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). BACKGROUND Mechanical circulatory support, primarily with a LVAD, is increasingly used for treatment of advanced heart failure as a bridge to transplant and for long-term(More)
Hemo/pneumothoraces are a common result of thoracic injury. Some of these injuries will be complicated by retained hemothorax (RH), which has previously been shown to be associated with longer hospitalizations. It has been proposed that early versus delayed intervention with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery can reduce the duration of mechanical(More)
OBJECTIVES A protocol was designed to diagnose the common malfunctions of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). BACKGROUND Mechanical circulatory support, primarily with an LVAD, is increasingly used for treatment of advanced heart failure (HF). Left ventricular assist device dysfunction is a recognized complication; but heretofore, a systematic method(More)
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