left ventricular assist device

Known as: assist device left ventricular, left ventricular assist devices, LVAD 
A mechanical pump which also includes a control system and an energy supply. It receives blood from the left ventricle and delivers it to the aorta… (More)
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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
From the Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine (R.C.S., M.M.M.), Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (N.M., E.H.B., E.G.S., B.W… (More)
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the occurrence and causes of readmissions after implantation of axial flow… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and effect on outcomes of right ventricular failure… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the impact of continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) on functional… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the use of a continuous-flow rotary left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
OBJECTIVES This study sought to develop a model that estimates the post-operative risk of right ventricular (RV) failure in left… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND The use of left ventricular assist devices is an accepted therapy for patients with refractory heart failure, but… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
BACKGROUND Right heart failure (RHF) is not an infrequent complication of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Few… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
BACKGROUND Implantable left ventricular assist devices have benefited patients with end-stage heart failure as a bridge to… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
BACKGROUND Although multiple studies have shown that the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) improves distorted cardiac… (More)
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