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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 shock... 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 at... Read more