Right ventricular dynamics during left ventricular assistance in closed-chest dogs.

@article{Moon1993RightVD,
  title={Right ventricular dynamics during left ventricular assistance in closed-chest dogs.},
  author={Marc R. Moon and Luis J Castro and Abe DeAnda and Yasuko Tomizawa and George T. Daughters and Neil B. Ingels and D. C. Miller},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={54-66; discussion 66-7}
}
To determine the effects of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support on global right ventricular (RV) systolic mechanics, 8 closed-chest, conscious, sedated dogs were studied after placement of an LVAD (left ventricle to femoral artery bypass) and implantation of 27 tantalum markers into the left ventricular and RV walls for computation of biventricular volumes and geometry. Biplane cinefluoroscopic marker images and hemodynamic parameters were recorded during transient vena caval… CONTINUE READING