Effect of alteration in pump speed on pump output and left ventricular filling with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device.

@article{Hayward2011EffectOA,
  title={Effect of alteration in pump speed on pump output and left ventricular filling with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device.},
  author={Christopher S. Hayward and Robert F. Salamonsen and Anne M. Keogh and J. Brad Woodard and Peter J. Ayre and Roslyn A Prichard and Robyn Walker and Eugene Kotlyar and Peter S Macdonald and Paul Cassius Jansz and Phillip Spratt},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={495-500}
}
Third-generation continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) provide reduced pulsatility flow. We examined the safe working range for LVAD pump speed and the effect on pump output and cardiac function in 13 stable outpatients with VentrAssist-LVAD (Ventracor Ltd, Australia). Pump speed was decreased from a baseline mean of 2,073 ± 86 revolutions… CONTINUE READING