Right ventricular failure can occur early or late after left ventricular assist device implantation. Support with a right ventricular assist device is needed in patients whose right ventricular failure does not respond to conservative management. The use of a temporary right ventricular assist device can enable the recovery of right ventricular function and avoid the use of a more permanent biventricular assist device, which is associated with complications and higher costs. We present our technique of instituting temporary right ventricular assist device support in patients who have undergone left ventricular assist device implantation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Texas Heart Institute Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2015|
- Device removal/ methods
- Heart assist devices
- Ventricular assist device
- Ventricular dysfunction