Exercise in heart failure patients supported with a left ventricular assist device.

@article{Jung2015ExerciseIH,
  title={Exercise in heart failure patients supported with a left ventricular assist device.},
  author={Mette Holme Jung and Finn Gustafsson},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={489-96}
}
After implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD), exercise capacity in heart failure patients remains reduced with peak oxygen uptake (peak VO2) values averaging from 11 to 20 ml/kg/min. Total cardiac output in CF-LVAD patients during exercise is predominantly determined by pump speed, the pressure difference across the pump, and in some cases ejection through the aortic valve. Fixed pump speed utilized in CF-LVADs may provide insufficient support, resulting in a… CONTINUE READING
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