Cavopulmonary anastomosis improves left ventricular assist device support in acute biventricular failure.

@article{Succi2009CavopulmonaryAI,
  title={Cavopulmonary anastomosis improves left ventricular assist device support in acute biventricular failure.},
  author={Guilherme de Menezes Succi and Lu{\'i}z Felipe Pinho Moreira and Adolfo A. Leirner and Rodrigo M. S. da Silva and Noedir Ant{\^o}nio Groppo Stolf},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={528-33}
}
OBJECTIVE Right ventricular failure during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support can result in severe hemodynamic compromise with high mortality. This study investigated the acute effects of cavopulmonary anastomosis on right ventricular loading and LVAD performance in a model of severe biventricular failure. METHODS LVAD support was performed by means of centrifugal pump implantation in 14 anesthetized dogs (20-30 kg) with severe biventricular failure obtained by ventricular… CONTINUE READING