Right Ventricular Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device

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Abstract

Right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation remains common in the contemporary, continuous-flow era. Clinically meaningful, reproducible, and consensus definitions of both early and late right ventricular failure after LVAD are needed for progress in advanced heart failure. Right ventricular failure after LVAD implantation and post-LVAD vasoplegia share similar risk factors and physiology. The relative right ventricular failure that accompanies right ventricular vasoplegia can be treated with temporary right ventricular assist device support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-225
Number of pages7
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Right ventricular function
  • Ventricular assist devices

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