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Executive Health Management

The evolution of left ventricular assist devices

2019 21 Jan

Cutting-edge therapy at a high price Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have transformed the treatment landscape of heart failure. As the number of implants continues to increase, clinicians will have to integrate dedicated programmes in their clinics and be actively involved in the care of patients on LVAD support. ... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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ICU Management

Understanding LVAD & artificial hearts

2018 16 Mar

Regarding the growing number of patients with long-term mechanical assist devices, intensivists need to understand the physiology of the devices, their functioning, potential complications and their management. Long-term mechanical circulatory support (MCS) is being used increasingly for patients at risk of dying from heart failure and cardiogenic... Read more

Cardiology Management

Long-Term Use of LVADs Induces Heart Muscle Regeneration

2015 24 Jan

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that long-term use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) by patients with heart failure may induce regeneration of heart muscle by preventing oxidative damage to a cell-regulator mechanism. Their study appears online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . The study looked... Read more