Differential regional function of the right ventricle during the use of a left ventricular assist device.

The use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to transplant is associated with a 52% incidence of RV failure requiring additional inotropic or mechanical support (RVAD). This study evaluated the differential performance of the RV free wall and septum to identify the need for additional RV support. Cross-sectional views of the RV were… CONTINUE READING