Peripheral vascular reactivity in patients with pulsatile vs axial flow left ventricular assist device support.

@article{Amir2006PeripheralVR,
  title={Peripheral vascular reactivity in patients with pulsatile vs axial flow left ventricular assist device support.},
  author={Offer Amir and Branislav Radovancevi{\'c} and Reynolds M. Delgado and Biswajit Kar and Rajko Radovancevic and Maria Henderson and William E. Cohn and Frank W. Smart},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          391-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are either pulsatile or axial flow devices. The latter can be operated at a low-speed setting to allow pulsatility or at a high-speed setting to create continuous flow. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of continuous flow and pulsatile flow on peripheral vascular reactivity. METHODS Twenty consecutive patients were divided into two groups based on the type of LVAD they received. Ten patients had a pulsatile flow LVAD, and 10… CONTINUE READING
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