Right heart failure and benefits of adjuvant tricuspid valve repair in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation.

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OBJECTIVES Although right heart failure (RVF) is an important issue in the management of patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), the benefits of performing tricuspid valve repair in conjunction with LVAD implantation have not been demonstrated. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 141 patients who received LVAD implantation as… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezu040

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