Ventricular Energetics in Pediatric Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients: A Retrospective Clinical Study.

@article{Molfetta2017VentricularEI,
  title={Ventricular Energetics in Pediatric Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients: A Retrospective Clinical Study.},
  author={Arianna Di Molfetta and Gianfranco Ferrari and Roberta Iacobelli and Sergio Filippelli and Luca Di Chiara and Paolo Guccione and Antonio Amodeo},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={815-823}
}
The aim of this study is to estimate the trend of right and left energetic parameters in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) pediatric patients. Echocardiographic data were retrospectively collected at the baseline, in the acute phase after and at the monthly follow-ups till the LVAD explantation to estimate left and right ventricular energetic parameters. A significant relationship between the left and right ventricular energetic parameter trends was found along all the study period. Left… CONTINUE READING