End-organ function in patients on long-term circulatory support with continuous- or pulsatile-flow assist devices.

@article{Radovancevi2007EndorganFI,
  title={End-organ function in patients on long-term circulatory support with continuous- or pulsatile-flow assist devices.},
  author={Branislav Radovancevi{\'c} and Bojan Vrtovec and Elizabeth de Kort and Rajko Radovancevic and Igor D. Gregoric and O. Howard Frazier},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={815-8}
}
BACKGROUND Limited data exist about the long-term effects of continuous-flow vs pulsatile-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) on end-organ function. METHODS We reviewed the data of patients who underwent LVAD implantation at our institution between 1989 and 2004 and who were supported for >6 months. The continuous-flow (C-LVAD) group included 12 patients bridged to transplant with either a Jarvik 2000 or a Thoratec HeartMate II LVAD. The pulsatile (P-LVAD) group included 58 patients… CONTINUE READING

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