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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674109/left-ventricular-assist-device-malfunctions-it-s-more-than-just-the-pump
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Robert L Kormos, Michael McCall, Andrew D Althouse, Lagazzi Luigi, Richard D Schaub, Michael A Kormos, Jared A Zaldonis, Christopher M Sciortino, Kathleen L Lockard, Nicole M Kuntz, Elizabeth M Dunn, Jeffrey J Teuteberg
Background -Reports of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) malfunction have focused on pump thrombosis. However, the device consists of the pump, driveline and peripherals, all of which are potentially subject to failure. Methods -Prospectively collected data were reviewed for all LVAD device malfunctions (DM) occurring in rotary LVADs implanted at a single center between April 2004 and May 2016. Durable LVADs included 108 Heartmate II (HMII) and 105 HeartWare ventricular assist devices (HVAD). DM data were categorized according to device type and into categories related to the component that failed: a) controller, b) peripheral components and c) the implantable blood pump or its integral electrical driveline...
July 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665827/cessation-of-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-related-gastrointestinal-bleeding-after-heart-transplantation
#2
Snehal R Patel, Kyung Taek Oh, Tolulope Ogriki, Daniel Sims, J Julia Shin, Shivank Madan, Omar Saeed, Daniel J Goldstein, Ulrich P Jorde
Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a major complication of continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF LVAD) therapy. The precise pathophysiology of CF LVAD-related bleeding remains poorly understood, and the effect of pump removal at the time of transplantation on actual bleeding frequency has not previously been studied. A single-center retrospective review was conducted on patients who received CF LVAD and subsequently developed GIB. Baseline demographics and markers of pulsatility (aortic valve opening and the HeartMate II [HM2] pulse index) were compared between those with and without GIB...
June 28, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665826/unrecognized-left-heart-failure-in-lvad-recipients-the-role-of-routine-invasive-hemodynamic-testing
#3
Palak Shah, Nina Badoe, Sheila Phillips, Kamil Abdullah, Christopher W May, Jose L Nabut, Ramesh Singh, Christopher deFilippi, Shashank S Desai
The role of routine right heart catheterizations (RHCs) in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients is undefined. We analyzed 105 continuous-flow LVAD recipients who underwent an RHC approximately 3 months after implant. In 38 patients, LVAD speed was ramped with the goal of optimizing hemodynamics. Our cohort consisted of 71 (68%) HeartMate II (HMII) and 34 (32%) HeartWare (HVAD) patients. Thirty patients (29%) had either a reduced cardiac index (CI ≤ 2.2 L/min/m), elevated pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP > 18 mm Hg), or both...
June 24, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651783/optimal-timing-of-heart-transplant-after-heartmate-ii-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
#4
Robert J Steffen, Eugene H Blackstone, Nicholas G Smedira, Edward G Soltesz, Katherine J Hoercher, Lucy Thuita, Randall C Starling, Maria Mountis, Nader Moazami
BACKGROUND: Optimal timing of heart transplantation in patients supported with second-generation left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) is unknown. Despite this, patients with LVADs continue to receive priority on the heart transplant waiting list. Our objective was to determine the optimal timing of transplantation for patients bridged with continuous-flow LVADs. METHODS: A total of 301 HeartMate II LVADs (Thoratec Corp, Pleasanton, CA) were implanted in 285 patients from October 2004 to June 2013, and 86 patients underwent transplantation through the end of follow-up...
June 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651485/intraoperative-left-atrium-inversion-after-implantation-of-heartmate-iii-ventricular-assist-device
#5
Ayşegül Ozgök, Z Asli Demir, Gökçe Sert, Doğan Sert, Zehra Gölbaşı, Umit Kervan
We report here a case of left atrium inversion after implanting HeartMate III LVAD, which is known to be the first in literature. LVAD can be functional only if there is adequate inflow to the device. Parameters and filling of left ventricle can be assessed by TEE. In our case, initial examination with TEE showed thrombus like images. HeartMate III has a reliable algorithm that automatically reduces pump speed if 'suction effect' is detected. HeartMate III demonstrates clean flow properties and good surface wash...
June 27, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621882/exercise-capacity-and-functional-performance-in-heart-failure-patients-supported-by-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-at-discharge-from-inpatient-rehabilitation
#6
Thomas Schmidt, Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Petra Bartsch, Ezin Deniz, Jan Schmitto, Sebastian Schulte-Eistrup, Detlev Willemsen, Nils Reiss
Adequate physical and functional performance is an important prerequisite for renewed participation and integration in self-determined private and (where appropriate) professional lives following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. During cardiac rehabilitation (CR), individually adapted exercise programs aim to increase exercise capacity and functional performance. A retrospective analysis of cardiopulmonary exercise capacity and functional performance in LVAD patients at discharge from a cardiac rehabilitation program was conducted...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621461/the-use-of-eptifibatide-alone-or-in-combination-with-heparin-or-argatroban-for-suspected-thrombosis-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#7
Abbas Bitar, Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, Andrew Lenneman, Emma Birks, Todd Massey, Mark Slaughter, Dmitry Abramov
Pump thrombosis and hemolysis in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Intensification of anticoagulation has been suggested as potential therapy, with mixed results. The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of adding eptifibatide with or without an anticoagulation agent in managing patients with LVAD presenting with hemolysis and suspected pump thrombosis. This retrospective single center study included all patients who presented with their first episode of suspected pump thrombosis and were treated with eptifibatide with or without an anticoagulant between March 1, 2011 and July 30, 2015...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601303/device-specific-evaluation-of-intraventricular-left-ventricular-assist-device-position-by-quantitative-coaxiality-analysis
#8
Amedeo Anselmi, Sophie Collin, Pascal Haigron, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Erwan Flecher
BACKGROUND: Patient-specific anatomy may influence the final intraventricular positioning of inflow cannula in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients. An association exists between such positioning and clinical outcomes (specifically, orientation toward the interventricular septum has negative prognostic implications). Alternative commercially available LVADs are characterized by markedly different design, with potential consequences on intrathoracic fitting among individual patients...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562236/left-ventricular-assist-device-exchange-the-toronto-general-hospital-experience
#9
Hideki Tsubota, Roberto V P Ribeiro, Filio Billia, Robert J Cusimano, Terrence M Yau, Mitesh V Badiwala, William E Stansfield, Vivek Rao
BACKGROUND: As support times for left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) become longer, several complications requiring device exchange may occur. To our knowledge, this is the first Canadian report regarding implantable LVAD exchange. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of consecutive, unique patients implanted with an LVAD between June 2006 and October 2015 at Toronto General Hospital. RESULTS: In total, 122 patients were impanted with an LVAD during the study period...
June 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500612/electric-smog-telemetry-interference-between-icd-and-lvad
#10
REVIEW
David Duncker, Thorben König, Johanna Müller-Leisse, Roman Michalski, Hanno Oswald, Jan D Schmitto, Johann Bauersachs, Christian Veltmann
Electromagnetic interferences between implantable cardioverter/defibrillators (ICD) and left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) impacting telemetry have been described in previous generations of ICD as well as LVAD, but have been predominantly overcome in current ICD generations. After introduction of a new fully magnetically levitated centrifugal continuous-flow circulatory pump, we report a case of tenacious telemetry interference between the HeartMate 3 LVAD and an ICD after battery exchange to an Iforia 5...
May 12, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488003/daily-transient-discontinuation-of-extracorporeal-lvad-to-prevent-thromboembolism-of-mechanical-aortic-valve-prosthesis
#11
Takamichi Inoue, Tadashi Kitamura, Shinzo Torii, Mitsuhiro Hirata, Toshiaki Mishima, Koichi Sughimoto, Hirotoki Ohkubo, Kensuke Kobayashi, Mamika Motokawa, Miyuki Shibata, Takuya Matsushiro, Yuta Tsuchida, Yurie Miyata, Minoru Ono, Kagami Miyaji
Patients with mechanical aortic valves are generally contraindicated for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) insertion because the prosthetic valve often becomes fixed in closed position. A 41-year-old woman with mechanical aortic valve prosthesis experienced sudden chest pain and developed cardiogenic shock. A paracorporeal pulsatile LVAD and a monopivot centrifugal pump as a right VAD (RVAD) were implanted. The mechanical aortic valve was intentionally left in place. Soon after the operation, LVAD support was discontinued daily for few seconds to allow the mechanical aortic valve to open and to avoid thrombus formation...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483949/development-of-high-grade-daptomycin-resistance-in-a-patient-being-treated-for-corynebacterium-striatum-infection
#12
LETTER
Saira Ajmal, Omar Abu Saleh, Elena Beam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470998/percutaneous-transcatheter-balloon-dilatation-and-stenting-to-the-inflow-cannula-stenosis-of-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#13
Stephen M Carr, Dieter F Lubbe, Philip R Huber
Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) improve survival in patients with advanced heart failure but are prone to various complications causing mechanical failure. Inflow cannula stenosis presents a particular challenge often requiring invasive surgical repair. We present a novel transcatheter approach for stent delivery to successfully restore hemodynamic function in a patient with inflow cannula stenosis of a HeartMate II LVAD. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465311/accuracy-of-seattle-heart-failure-model-and-heartmate-ii-risk-score-in-non-inotrope-dependent-advanced-heart-failure-patients-insights-from-the-roadmap-study-risk-assessment-and-comparative-effectiveness-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-and-medical-management
#14
REVIEW
David E Lanfear, Wayne C Levy, Josef Stehlik, Jerry D Estep, Joseph G Rogers, Keyur B Shah, Andrew J Boyle, Joyce Chuang, David J Farrar, Randall C Starling
BACKGROUND: Timing of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in advanced heart failure patients not on inotropes is unclear. Relevant prediction models exist (SHFM [Seattle Heart Failure Model] and HMRS [HeartMate II Risk Score]), but use in this group is not established. METHODS AND RESULTS: ROADMAP (Risk Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness of Left Ventricular Assist Device and Medical Management in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients) is a prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized study of 200 advanced heart failure patients not on inotropes who met indications for LVAD implantation, comparing the effectiveness of HeartMate II support versus optimal medical management...
May 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430300/left-ventricular-assist-pump-pocket-infection-conservative-treatment-strategy-for-destination-therapy-candidates
#15
Elie Haddad, François-Xavier Lescure, Walid Ghodhbane, Laurent Lepage, Camille D'humieres, William Vindrios, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Patrick Nataf, Matthias Kirsch
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, particularly among patients with advanced disease and no access to cardiac transplantation. LVAD implantation is not only a bridge-to-transplantation option for patients awaiting a heart donor, but is often used as bridge-to-destination therapy in patients unsuited for transplantation for various reasons. LVAD infection is considered the second-most common cause of death in patients who survive the initial 6 months on LVAD support...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430297/stopping-conventional-showering-decreases-pseudomonas-infections-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients
#16
Nana Aburjania, Saadia Sherazi, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Jeffrey D Alexis, Christine M Hay
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) exit-site infections represent a major challenge in the era of modern LVADs. Infections caused by Pseudomonas are particularly difficult to treat due to limited antibiotic susceptibility. We hypothesized that keeping the LVAD exit site dry while bathing could result in reduced incidence of Pseudomonas infections. METHODS: Starting in April 2013, all patients who underwent placement of HeartMate II (HM II) LVAD were instructed not to take conventional showers and to keep the exit site dry while bathing...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412431/3d-morphological-changes-in-lv-and-rv-during-lvad-ramp-studies
#17
Karima Addetia, Nir Uriel, Francesco Maffessanti, Gabriel Sayer, Sirtaz Adatya, Gene H Kim, Nitasha Sarswat, Savitri Fedson, Diego Medvedofsky, Eric Kruse, Keith Collins, Daniel Rodgers, Takayoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Victor Mor-Avi, Daniel Burkhoff, Roberto M Lang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the differential impact of the 2 most commonly available left ventricular assist device (LVAD) types on the right (RV) and left (LV) ventricles using 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography-based analysis of ventricular morphology. BACKGROUND: LVADs have emerged as common therapy for advanced heart failure. Recent data suggest that the heart responds differently to speed settings in the 2 main devices available (HeartMate II [HMII], St Jude Medical, Pleasanton, California, and HVAD, HeartWare International, Framingham, Massachusetts)...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365215/mean-arterial-pressure-to-central-venous-pressure-ratio-a-novel-marker-for-right-ventricular-failure-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-placement
#18
Burhan Mohamedali, Rami Doukky, Kelly Karavalos, Elizabeth Avery, Geetha Bhat
BACKGROUND: Early right ventricular failure (RVF) is common after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and often leads to increased morbidity and mortality. It is difficult to predict early RVF on the basis of clinical and hemodynamic parameters. We investigated the utility of mean arterial pressure (MAP) to central venous pressure (CVP) ratio in predicting early RVF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed a retrospective cohort of 212 consecutive patients who underwent hemodynamic assessment before destination-therapy LVAD implantation...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351172/current-status-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-for-treatment-of-advanced-end-stage-heart-failure-successes-shortcomings-and-needs
#19
Gengo Sunagawa, Marijan Koprivanac, Jamshid H Karimov, Nader Moazami, Kiyotaka Fukamachi
Heart failure (HF) remains a major global burden in terms of morbidity and mortality. Despite advances in pharmacological and resynchronization device therapy, many patients worsen to end-stage HF. Although the gold-standard treatment for such patients is heart transplantation, there will always be a shortage of donor hearts. Areas covered: A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a valuable option for these patients as a bridge measure (to recovery, to candidacy for transplant, or to transplant itself) or as destination therapy...
May 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329284/contemporary-outcome-of-unplanned-right-ventricular-assist-device-for-severe-right-heart-failure-after-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-insertion
#20
Daisuke Yoshioka, Hiroo Takayama, Reshad A Garan, Veli K Topkara, Jiho Han, Paul Kurlansky, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Koji Takeda
OBJECTIVES: The timely use of a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) becomes necessary for severe right heart failure (RHF) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) insertion. This study evaluates outcomes in patients who required unplanned RVAD support early after continuous-flow (CF) LVAD insertion. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 305 patients who underwent HeartMate II/HeartWare CF-LVAD insertion between 2009 and 2014. Twenty-seven (9%) patients required unplanned RVAD for severe RHF early after LVAD insertion...
June 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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