Transient normalization of systolic and diastolic function after support with a left ventricular assist device in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Levin1996TransientNO,
  title={Transient normalization of systolic and diastolic function after support with a left ventricular assist device in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Holzman Levin and Mehmet C. Oz and Katharine A Catanese and E. A. Rose and Daniel Burkhoff},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={840-2}
}
A 19-year-old man who had fulminant heart failure caused by an idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy was supported with a left ventricular assist device for 183 days as a bridge to heart transplantation. At the time of intended transplantation it was noted that the patient's heart had returned to normal size, had a normal ejection fraction, and was able to maintain normal pressures and flows. In view of the apparent recovery of cardiac properties, the left ventricular assist device was explanted… CONTINUE READING

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