Suction prevention and physiologic control of continuous flow left ventricular assist devices using intrinsic pump parameters.

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The risk for left ventricular (LV) suction during left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) support has been a clinical concern. Current development efforts suggest LVAD suction prevention and physiologic control algorithms may require chronic implantation of pressure or flow sensors, which can be unreliable because of baseline drift and short lifespan. To… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000168

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