Non-invasive assessment of myocardial recovery on chronic left ventricular assist device: results associated with successful device removal.

@article{Gorcsan2003NoninvasiveAO,
  title={Non-invasive assessment of myocardial recovery on chronic left ventricular assist device: results associated with successful device removal.},
  author={John Gorcsan and Donald A. Severyn and Srinivas Murali and Robert L. Kormos},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1304-13}
}
BACKGROUND Myocardial recovery may occur in patients with heart failure who are receiving left ventricular assist-device support, but identification of candidates for device removal remains challenging. We hypothesized that on-line quantitative echocardiography during trials of decreased device support alone or in combination with exercise cardiopulmonary… CONTINUE READING