Improved diabetic control in advanced heart failure patients treated with left ventricular assist devices.

@article{Uriel2011ImprovedDC,
  title={Improved diabetic control in advanced heart failure patients treated with left ventricular assist devices.},
  author={Nir Uriel and Yoshifumi Naka and Paolo Colombo and Maryjane A. Farr and Sang-Woo Pak and Vlad Cotarlan and Jeanine B Albu and Dympna Gallagher and Donna Mancini and Henry N. Ginsberg and Ulrich P. Jorde},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={195-9}
}
AIMS Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are increasingly used as therapeutic options for patients with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF), many of whom suffer from diabetes mellitus (DM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of restoration of normal cardiac output using LVAD support on diabetes control in patients with advanced CHF. METHODS AND RESULTS A retrospective chart review of all clinic patients supported with long-term LVADs between July 2008 and July 2009 at… CONTINUE READING