Recovery of right heart function with temporary right ventricular assist using a centrifugal pump in patients with severe biventricular failure.

@article{Saito2012RecoveryOR,
  title={Recovery of right heart function with temporary right ventricular assist using a centrifugal pump in patients with severe biventricular failure.},
  author={Shunsuke Saito and Taichi Sakaguchi and Shigeru Miyagawa and Hiroyuki Nishi and Yasushi Yoshikawa and Satsuki Fukushima and Takashi Daimon and Yoshiki Sawa},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={858-64}
}
BACKGROUND Long-term outcomes of a biventricular assist device (BiVAD) support are worse than those of an isolated left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support. This study evaluated our strategy for right heart failure using a temporary right VAD (RVAD) with an extracorporeal centrifugal pump. METHODS From January 2001 to December 2010, 108 patients underwent LVAD implantation at our institution and their clinical outcomes were studied. RESULTS A temporary centrifugal RVAD was implanted in… CONTINUE READING
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