Right ventricular failure in patients with left ventricular assist devices.

@article{Rich2012RightVF,
  title={Right ventricular failure in patients with left ventricular assist devices.},
  author={Jonathan David Rich},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={291-302}
}
Right ventricular (RV) failure that develops following LVAD placement is an important and challenging complication that occurs in approximately 15-25% of LVAD patients. Thus, a thorough evaluation that identifies pre-operative clinical predictors of RV failure is crucial to aid in the appropriate treatment and prognostication. Following LVAD implant, three major physiologic changes invariably occur that will influence RV function: an increase in RV preload, a decrease in RV afterload, and an… CONTINUE READING

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