Assessment of left ventricular cardiac output by arterial thermodilution technique via a left atrial catheter in a patient on a right ventricular assist device.

@article{Wiesenack2004AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of left ventricular cardiac output by arterial thermodilution technique via a left atrial catheter in a patient on a right ventricular assist device.},
  author={Christoph Wiesenack and Christopher Prasser and Andreas Liebold and Franz Xaver Schmid},
  journal={Perfusion},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={73-5}
}
Following heart transplantation (HTx) in a 49-year old male, the patient's haemodynamic situation deteriorated in the early postoperative period despite increasing doses of catecholamines. When transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) showed a dilated right ventricle, but adequate left ventricular (LV) function, a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) was implanted to support the right ventricle of the failing graft. Evaluation of the resulting cardiac output (CO) of the left ventricle and… CONTINUE READING