Late right heart failure during support with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices adversely affects post-transplant outcome.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Right heart failure (RHF) is an unresolved issue during continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support. Little is known about post-transplant outcomes in patients complicated by late RHF during LVAD support. METHODS Between May 2004 and December 2013, 141 patients underwent cardiac transplantation after isolated LVAD bridging at… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.10.005

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