Ramin E. Beygui, M.D.

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  • Right-ventricular failure following left ventricle assist device implantation CURRENT OPINION IN CARDIOLOGY Patlolla, B., Beygui, R., Haddad, F. 2013; 28 (2): 223-233

    Abstract:

    To review recent insights on right-ventricular failure (RVF) following left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation.Even with the availability of new generation continuous mechanical assist devices, RVF after implantation of LVAD is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. Recent studies have tried to better define the risk of RVF using combined clinical scores and measures of right-ventricular function or strain. Small exploratory studies have also investigated the role of pulmonary vasodilators and phosphodiesterase inhibitors in selected patients receiving LVAD implantation.Measure of right-ventricular function could improve the risk stratification of RVF following LVAD implantation. Future multicenter studies are needed to validate right-ventricular risk scores and to develop evidence-guided preventive and therapeutic strategies.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/HCO.0b013e32835dd12c

    View details for Web of Science ID 000314811800018

    View details for PubMedID 23337895

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