Perioperative management of patients with left ventricular assist devices undergoing noncardiac surgery

AIM The aim of this study was to describe our institutional experience, primarily with general anesthesiologists consulting with cardiac anesthesiologists, caring for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective review of the population of patients with LVADs at a single… CONTINUE READING