Development of de novo aortic valve incompetence in patients with the continuous-flow HeartWare ventricular assist device.

@article{Bhagra2016DevelopmentOD,
  title={Development of de novo aortic valve incompetence in patients with the continuous-flow HeartWare ventricular assist device.},
  author={Sai Bhagra and Catriona Bhagra and Faruk Oezalp and Tanveer A. Butt and Bandigowdanapalya Channaiah Ramesh and Gareth Parry and Chandrika Roysam and Andrew Woods and Nicola Robinson-Smith and Neil Wrightson and Guy A MacGowan and Stephan W Schueler},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={312-319}
}
BACKGROUND In this study we investigated the development of aortic incompetence (AI) and change in aortic root and left ventricular dimensions after implantation of the continuous-flow HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) in our adult patient cohort. METHODS A retrospective analysis of serial echocardiograms was performed on patients implanted with an HVAD between July 2009 and July 2013. Data from echocardiograms performed before and at 1 and 2 years (±3 months) were analyzed. Patients… CONTINUE READING

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