Title: Successful continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation with adjuvant tricuspid valve repair for advanced heart failure
Authors: Lee, Chih-Hsien
Wei, Jeng
Department of Biological Science and Technology
Keywords: cf-LVAD;end-stage heart failure;HeartMate II
Issue Date: 8-Jul-2016
Abstract: The prevalence of end-stage heart failure (HF) is on the increase, however, the availability of donor hearts remains limited. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are increasingly being used for treating patients with end-stage HF. LVADs are not only used as a bridge to transplantation but also as a destination therapy. HeartMate II, a new-generation, continuous-flow LVAD (cf-LVAD), is currently an established treatment option for patients with HF. Technological progress and increasing implantation of cf-LVADs have significantly improved survival in patients with end-stage HF. Here we report a case of a patient with end-stage HF who was successfully supported using cf-LVAD implantation with adjuvant tricuspid valve repair in a general district hospital.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2016-034
ISSN: 1995-1892
DOI: 10.5830/CVJA-2016-034
Volume: 27
Issue: 4
Begin Page: E14
End Page: E16
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