The development of aortic insufficiency in continuous-flow left ventricular assist device-supported patients.

@article{Aggarwal2013TheDO,
  title={The development of aortic insufficiency in continuous-flow left ventricular assist device-supported patients.},
  author={Ashim Aggarwal and Rashmi Raghuvir and Paula L. S. Eryazici and Gregory P Macaluso and Priya Vrat Sharma and Christopher Shannon Blair and Antone J. Tatooles and Pat S Pappas and Geetha Bhat},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={
          493-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Significant aortic insufficiency (AI) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement affects device performance and end-organ perfusion. This study examined the development and progression of AI after implantation of continuous-flow LVAD. METHODS Seventy-nine patients undergoing Heart Mate II (Thoratec Corp, Pleasanton, CA) LVAD implantation for predominantly destination therapy (n = 69 [87%]) were examined. Preoperative and postoperative echocardiograms for all patients… CONTINUE READING
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