Suction events during left ventricular support and ventricular arrhythmias.

@article{Vollkron2007SuctionED,
  title={Suction events during left ventricular support and ventricular arrhythmias.},
  author={Michael Vollkron and Peter Voitl and Julia Ta and Georg Wieselthaler and Heinrich Schima},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={
          819-25
        }
}
BACKGROUND Axial blood pumps have very successfully entered the arena of prolonged clinical support. However, they offer only limited inherent load-responsive mechanisms for adjusting pumping performance to venous return and changes in the physiologic requirements of the patient. Therefore, excessive ventricular unloading can be observed in various situations of temporarily reduced venous return. In this study we report severe ventricular arrhythmias closely related to suction events in rotary… CONTINUE READING
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