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Feb
2018

Bioengineering of a functional cardiac tissue composed of primary cardiomyocytes has great potential for myocardial regeneration and in vitro tissue modeling. However, its applications remain limited because the cardiac tissue is a highly organized structure with unique physiologic, biomechanical, and electrical properties. In this study, we undertook a proof-of-concept study to develop a contractile cardiac tissue with cellular organization, uniformity, and scalability by using three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting strategy.

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Feb
2018

Treatment for lifestyle limiting claudication (LLC) that is due to infra-inguinal peripheral artery disease relies on either bypass, angioplasty, and/or stenting. Given the enthusiasm and shift toward more endovascular therapy for treatment of LLC, we sought to analyze whether octogenarians benefit from infra-inguinal interventions in the same manner as their younger counterparts.
We identified all patients admitted for elective treatment of LLC from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2003 to 2012, who received open surgical or endovascular intervention for infra-inguinal peripheral arterial disease.

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Jan
2018

Innovation in 3D Echocardiographic Imaging.

Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2018 Jan 19;20(1). Epub 2018 Jan 19.
Pei-Ni Jone, Nee Khoo
The purpose of this review is to detail three-dimensional echocardiographic (3DE) innovations in pre-surgical planning of congenital heart disease, guidance of catheter interventions such as fusion imaging, and functional assessment of patients with congenital heart disease.
Innovations in 3DE have helped us delineate the details of atrioventricular valve function and understand the mechanism of atrioventricular valve failure in patients with atrioventricular septal defect and single ventricle post repair. Advancement in holographic display of 3D datasets allows for better manipulation of 3D images in three dimensions and better understanding of anatomic relationships.

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Jan
2018

Minimally invasive interventional procedures are increasingly popular options for patients who are high-risk candidates for open surgical procedures. It is unclear how to proceed in the rare circumstance of a complication during an interventional procedure, where addressing the complication would require exposing the patient to the full risk that was being avoided with the minimally invasive technique. This review provides recommendations on how to approach this paradoxical scenario.

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Feb
2018

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. The incidence of AF increases with age and is associated with increased stroke, heart failure and mortality. Persistent and long standing persistent AF is difficult to treat and often refractory to medical therapy and catheter ablation.

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Dec
1969

Acute myocardial infarction and chronic heart failure rank among the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Except for heart transplantation, current therapy options only treat the symptoms but do not cure the disease. Stem cell-based therapies represent a possible paradigm shift for cardiac repair.

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Dec
2017

Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most frequent Valvular Heart Disease (VHD) and is an important cause of heart failure. MR can be caused by primary valve abnormality (Degenerative MR/Primary MR) or it can be secondary to cardiomyopathy (Functional MR/Secondary MR). Medical management alleviates symptoms but does not alter the progression of the disease.

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Dec
1969

Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is the least common among cardiomyopathies. It can be idiopathic, familial, or secondary to systematic disorders. Marked increase in left and/or right ventricular filling pressures causes symptoms and signs of congestive heart failure.

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Mar
2018

Surgery for type A aortic dissection is associated with a high operative mortality, and a variety of predictive risk factors have been reported. We hypothesized that a combination of risk factors associated with organ malperfusion and severe acidosis that are not currently documented in databases would be associated with a level of extreme operative risk that would warrant the consideration of treatment paradigms other than immediate ascending aortic surgery.
Charts of patients undergoing repair of acute type A aortic dissection between January 1, 1996, and May 1, 2016, were queried for preoperative malperfusion, preoperative base deficit, pH, bicarbonate, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, severe aortic insufficiency, redo status, and preoperative intubation.

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Dec
2017

The benefit of intracoronary thrombolytics in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is not well established. Mainstays of STEMI management include intravenous thrombolytics, percutaneous coronary interventions and surgical revascularisation. However, in cases of STEMI secondary to coronary artery aneurysmal disease (CAAD), standard treatment options may not be suitable due to high thrombus burden, perioperative risk and factors unique to each patient.

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Jan
2018

Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy has been rising in prevalence, due to increased awareness and advanced imaging. For the symptomatic patient, pharmacological management remains an effective approach to the majority of patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. However, a significant subset fails to improve sufficiently with medical therapy initially, or progressively becomes more symptomatic despite augmented medications over time.

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Nov
2017

Percutaneous Mitral Valve Technology: What Is on the Horizon?

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Nov 27. Epub 2017 Nov 27.
Sadip Pant, Kendra J Grubb
Mitral valve disease is common, with mitral regurgitation (MR) being the most frequent pathology. The etiology of MR is diverse, but, if left untreated, MR results in left ventricular (LV) volume overload, leading to remodeling, dilation of the LV, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, and death. Mitral regurgitation is a high-risk diagnosis, yet a minority of symptomatic patients are referred for discussion of surgical treatment options.

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Jan
2018

Percutaneous Tricuspid Annuloplasty.

Interv Cardiol Clin 2018 Jan 19;7(1):31-36. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
Antonio Mangieri, Scott Lim, Jason H Rogers, Azeem Latib
The tricuspid valve was ignored for a long time. The prevalence of severe tricuspid regurgitation is not negligible, however, and is associated with poor prognosis. In cases of primary tricuspid regurgitation, surgical options are limited by a high risk of mortality and morbidity.

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Nov
2017

Over the last 25 years, patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) have been studied with a variety of methods employing physiological exercise that have made major contributions to disease management and are performed without increased risk. Previously under-utilized in HCM, exercise (stress) echocardiography has become incorporated into the standard clinical assessment and diagnostic armamentarium of HCM using upright or supine symptom-limited treadmill or bicycle modalities. In patients without outflow gradients at rest, exercise echocardiography is the most appropriate method for provoking obstruction, with the capability of predicting future development of progressive heart failure symptoms, and differentiating patients with provocable obstruction from those without obstruction, with major implications for dictating treatment options, that is, surgical myectomy (alternatively, alcohol septal ablation) versus heart transplant.

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Sep
2017

Advanced Cardiopulmonary Support for Pulmonary Embolism.

Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 2017 Sep 5;20(3):179-184. Epub 2017 Jul 5.
Oren Friedman, James M Horowitz, Danny Ramzy
Management of high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) requires an understanding of the pathophysiology of PE, options for rapid clot reduction, critical care interventions, and advanced cardiopulmonary support. PE can lead to rapid respiratory and hemodynamic collapse via a complex sequence of events leading to acute right ventricular failure. Importantly, reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance must be accomplished either by systemic thrombolytics, catheter directed thrombolytics, endovascular clot extraction, or surgical embolectomy.

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Sep
2017

Incidence and severity of both deep vein thrombosis and chronic venous insufficiency are increased with age. Today, however, the significance of these diseases in the elderly patient population are still poorly comprehended. Although most patients have a history of previous treatment, chronic venous insufficiency is usually encountered in the advanced clinical stage.

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Dec
2017

This CME article addresses the pathophysiology, incidence, current survival outcome and treatment options for patients with cardiogenic shock as a complication of acute myocardial infarction. The shock spiral of left heart failure due to cardiac infarction, subsequent vasoconstriction and paradoxical vasodilation due to the systemic inflammation response syndrome (SIRS) is a vicious circle which must be interrupted. Treatment focuses on the evidence from randomized clinical trials and the current guideline recommendations.

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Oct
2017

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden death in young individuals and an important cause of heart failure at any age. In this review we discuss advances in investigation and management of this heterogenous disease. Improved cardiac imaging has allowed us to detail many of the structural abnormalities whereas the use of new techniques, predominantly in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, has given us a greater insight in to tissue architecture, mechanism of contractile abnormalities, and function.

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Sep
2017

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the standard of care for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis in individuals who are at prohibitive surgical risk and presents a viable alternative to surgery in selected patients who are at high operative risk. To date, outcomes from the PARTNER (Placement of AoRtic TraNscathetER Valve) and Medtronic CoreValve® US Pivotal trials continue to show the benefits of TAVR in these high-risk subgroups out to 5 and 3 years, respectively (as reported by Mack et al. Lancet.

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Aug
2017

Perioperative bleeding can be a serious life-threatening complication in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery, given the older age and additional comorbidities present in this patient population. The standard treatment options include transfusion of blood components and surgical re-exploration. We report the first case of an elderly female patient treated with local administration of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) for intractable hemorrhagic pericardial effusion, which developed following a transcutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure for severe aortic stenosis.

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Sep
2017

Pleural effusions occur in 1.5 million patients yearly and are a common cause of dyspnea. For nonmalignant effusions, initial treatment is directed at the underlying cause, but when effusions become refractory to medical therapy, palliative options are limited.

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Nov
2017

The best treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes in whom treatment with metformin alone fails to achieve adequate glycaemic control is debated. We aimed to compare the long-term effects of pioglitazone versus sulfonylureas, given in addition to metformin, on cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes.
TOSCA.

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Dec
1969

Loeffler endocarditis is a rare restrictive cardiomyopathy caused by abnormal endomyocardial infiltration of eosinophils, with subsequent tissue damage from degranulation, eventually leading to fibrosis. Although an uncommon entity, it is still a disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Often identified only at late stages, treatment options are limited once fibrosis occurs, usually requiring heart failure medications or surgical intervention.

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Feb
2018

Redo lower extremity bypass (LEB) and infrainguinal endovascular intervention (IEI) are options to treat critical limb ischemia after a failed prior LEB, but the utilization and outcomes of each are poorly described. The purpose of this study was to compare 30-day major adverse limb events (MALEs) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) after LEB and IEI in patients with a failed prior ipsilateral LEB and determine risk factors for each composite outcome.
Patients with prior failed ipsilateral LEB who underwent LEB or IEI involving the same arterial segment for critical limb ischemia were identified in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Vascular Targeted File (2011-2014).

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Oct
2017

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of symptomatic aortic stenosis. The number of TAVR procedures is expected to increase exponentially in the next decade. Therefore, patients will inevitably present with signs and symptoms attributable to TAVR bioprosthesis failure many years after an acutely successful procedure.

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Jan
2017

Traditional therapeutic options for complex thoracoabdominal aneurysm include open repair, hybrid repair or endovascular repair (involving fenestrated or branched endografts). The Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator has been available for treatment of thoracoabdominal aneurysms since 2010. Its design permits blood flow to perfuse through the mesh in a modus that preserves collateral branch patency, while modulating turbulent to laminar flow within the device.

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Sep
2017

The aim of this study was to evaluate survival following catheter intervention in pediatric patients with pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS).
Despite aggressive surgical and catheter intervention on PVS in children, recurrence and progression of stenosis can lead to right heart failure and death. Clinicians continue to seek effective treatment options for PVS.

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Dec
1969

Most femoral artery arteriovenous fistulas occur as a result of percutaneous interventions. However, arteriovenous fistulas can occur in the setting of trauma, with resultant consequences such as heart failure, steal syndrome, or venous insufficiency. Indications for endovascular repair in this setting are limited to patients who are at too high risk for anesthesia, have a hostile groin, or would not survive significant bleeding.

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Dec
1969

Surgical Treatment of Ebstein's Anomaly.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 12 14;65(8):639-648. Epub 2017 Aug 14.
Melchior Burri, Rüdiger Lange
Surgical repair of the tricuspid valve is a milestone in the medical history of patients with Ebstein’s anomaly. The timely alleviation of the insufficiency has an important impact on the prognosis. In this review, we describe features of the disease relevant to surgical correction and the evolution of surgical techniques over six decades.

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Oct
2017

Cardiogenic shock from decompensated heart failure is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) improves haemodynamics and reverses organ dysfunction in critically ill patients with cardiogenic shock. This paper summarises the main modalities of mechanical support and their physiological impact, practical considerations, advantages and disadvantages to facilitate a holistic approach in managing a potentially lethal pathology.

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Oct
2017

Medical complications and preexisting conditions frequently place the surgeon in the unenviable position of choosing between the serious and potentially life-threatening effects of thrombosis, or the issue of bleeding and surgical site complications. The aim of this research was to determine if health utility could be a consideration before choosing to therapeutically anticoagulate in the hip and knee arthroplasty patient.
The quantitative risks and effectiveness of treatment options for venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndromes, ischaemic stroke and mechanical heart valves were evaluated from previously published data.

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Dec
2017

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains a vital treatment for patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), especially diabetics. The long-term benefit of the internal thoracic artery graft is well established and remains the gold standard for revascularization of severe CAD. It is not always possible to achieve complete revascularization through arterial grafts, necessitating the use of saphenous vein grafts (SVG).

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Jul
2017

The tricuspid valve was virtually ignored for a long time in the past. However, significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) often accompanies left-side heart valve pathology and does not always reverse with its correction. If left untreated, TR can progress and result in progressive right ventricular failure.

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Dec
1969

Uhl's anomaly is an extremely rare congenital heart defect characterized by a near total absence of the myocardium of the parietal wall of the right ventricle. Few reports of surgical management exist in literature. We present three patients with this anomaly who were managed with different surgical strategies.

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Sep
2017

Studies on failed superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) repair are increasing. However, the number of reports on treatment options for failed SLAP repair remains quite low, and the clinical results vary between different study groups.
To describe the clinical presentation of failed SLAP repair due to knot-induced pain and evaluate the efficacy of arthroscopic knot removal.

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Mar
2017

Hemodialysis patients often present multiple comorbidities and have a high mortality rate (15-20% per year), mostly due to cardiovascular events. Besides predisposing pathological conditions related to uremia (heart failure, coronary heart disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, arrhythmias), they also have specific risk factors linked to the hemodialysis (HD) treatment in itself: chronic inflammation, fluid overload, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, arterovenous fistula. These factors may affect the hemodynamic compensatory systems (vascular refilling, arteriolar and venous tone, autonomic nervous system response) to fluid removal, with high risk of intra-dialysis hypotension (IDH) episodes or arrhythmic events.

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Dec
1969

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic, progressive neuromuscular condition that is marked by the long-term muscle deterioration with significant implications of pulmonary and cardiac dysfunction. As such, end-stage heart failure (HF) in DMD is increasingly becoming the main cause of death in this population. The early detection of cardiomyopathy is often challenging, due to a long subclinical phase of ventricular dysfunction and difficulties in assessment of cardiovascular symptomatology in these patients who usually loose ambulation during the early adolescence.

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Dec
1969

The field of mechanical circulatory support has made great strides in the preceding 2 decades. Although pediatric mechanical circulatory support has lagged behind that of adults, the gap between them is expected to close soon. The only device currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in children is the Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricular assist device (VAD).

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Sep
2017

Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequently observed valvular heart disease. During the symptomatic stage, the rate of death increases dramatically, so that a precise diagnostic approach is taken to guide therapeutic options. Of patients with severe AS, 30% to 50% present with low-flow/low-gradient AS (LF/LGAS) status.

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May
2017

Leaflet immobility and valve thrombosis have been reported with both transcatheter and surgical aortic valve bioprostheses. The relationships between these abnormalities and their incidence, time course, clinical significance, predisposing factors, optimal imaging modality, and current therapeutic options remain uncertain but are rapidly evolving. Four-dimensional computerized tomographic imaging has been determined to have the highest sensitivity in studies evaluating leaflet immobility and valve thrombosis.

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Jun
2017

Mechanical circulatory support in the form of ventricular assist devices (VADs) in children has undergone rapid growth in the last decade. With expansion of device options available for larger children and adolescents, the field of outpatient VAD support has flourished, with many programs unprepared for the clinical, programmatic, and administrative responsibilities. From preimplantation VAD evaluation and patient education to postimplant VAD management, the VAD program, staffed with an interdisciplinary team, is essential to providing safe, effective, and sustainable care for a new technology in an exceedingly complex patient population.

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May
2017

Hypertension is a global public health problem affecting one-fourth of the world's population. A subset of these patients with resistant hypertension presents a particular management problem and suffers a marked increase in cardiovascular risk. Treatment options have been limited, but the past decade has witnessed the emergence of catheter-based renal denervation to interrupt the sympathetic nervous system, long considered to play an important role in the development and maintenance of hypertension.

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Nov
2017

Cardiomyopathy is common in long-term survivors of pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Events occurring before and after HSCT when combined with specific insults during HSCT likely contribute to long-term risk. Strategies for detecting subclinical cardiomyopathy prior to patients developing overt heart failure are under investigation.

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Dec
1969

Coronary sinus injury is a very rare complication of cardiac surgery and is usually related to coronary sinus perfusion catheter placement for retrograde cardioplegia infusion. It can be either a catheter-related perforation or high-perfusion pressure-related injury to the coronary sinus. Primary repair of the coronary sinus or over-sewing are two possible options to resolve this complication.

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Apr
2017

Heart failure is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, particularly among patients with advanced disease and no access to cardiac transplantation. LVAD implantation is not only a bridge-to-transplantation option for patients awaiting a heart donor, but is often used as bridge-to-destination therapy in patients unsuited for transplantation for various reasons. LVAD infection is considered the second-most common cause of death in patients who survive the initial 6 months on LVAD support.

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Apr
2017

Dramatic evolution in medical and catheter interventions and complex surgeries to treat children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has led to a growing number of patients with a multitude of long-term complications associated with morbidity and mortality. Heart failure in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome predicated by functional single ventricle lesions is associated with an increase in CHD prevalence and remains a significant challenge. Pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to the progression of CHD, including single ventricle lesions and dilated cardiomyopathy, and adult heart disease may inevitably differ.

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Apr
2017

For patients in cardiogenic shock, several devices can serve as a "bridge," ie, provide circulatory support and allow the patient to live long enough to recover or to receive a heart transplant or a long-term device. Options include an intra-aortic balloon pump, TandemHeart, Impella, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and CentriMag. Which device to use depends on individual patient needs, local expertise, and anatomic and physiologic considerations.

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May
2017

Current surgical and medical treatment options for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) are limited, and additional interventional approaches are required. In the present observational study, the safety and feasibility of transcatheter repair of chronic severe TR with the MitraClip system were evaluated. In addition, the effects on clinical symptoms were assessed.

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Apr
2017

Extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularization (ESMR) is one of the new treatment options for refractory angina pectoris (RAP), and some studies have indicated its effectiveness. A single-arm prospective trial to assess the feasibility of ESMR using Cardiospec for patients with post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and RAP was designed and performed. The patients were treated with 9 sessions of ESMR to the ischemic areas for 9 weeks.

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Apr
2017

Right ventricular failure (RVF) affects up to 50% of patients post-left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, and carries significant morbidity and mortality. There is no widely-used long-term mechanical support option for the right ventricle, thus early identification, prevention and medical treatment of RVF is of the upmost importance. Areas covered: A PubMed search was first completed searching 'Right ventricular failure post-LVAD' which yielded 152 results, and a subsequent search was performed under 'RV mechanical support' which yielded 374 results, and was filtered to 'humans' and literature written in English, generating 219 results.

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