Patient-controlled conditioning for left ventricular assist device-induced myocardial recovery

Aaron H. Healy, Antigoni Koliopoulou, Stavros G. Drakos, Stephen H. McKellar, Josef Stehlik, Craig H. Selzman

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Abstract

Although medical protocols exist to promote reverse remodeling in left ventricular assist device-supported patients, there are scant data about device management in these patients. We report the use of a Jarvik 2000 left ventricular assist device (Jarvik Heart Inc, New York, NY) to facilitate myocardial recovery leading to device explantation using a sequential, patient-controlled approach. Sequential conditioning of the left ventricular assist device-supported heart is a promising strategy for bridging patients to recovery and pump removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1794-1796
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume99
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

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    Healy, A. H., Koliopoulou, A., Drakos, S. G., McKellar, S. H., Stehlik, J., & Selzman, C. H. (2015). Patient-controlled conditioning for left ventricular assist device-induced myocardial recovery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 99(5), 1794-1796. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.07.058