Algorithm developed to predict need for RV support post-LVAD

Young, James B.
June 2008
Cardiology Today;Jun2008, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p14
The article focuses on the data reviewed by J.R. Fitzpatrick III, MD, general surgery resident, division of cardiac surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his colleagues related to determination of preoperative risks factors for a need for an RV assist device (RVAD) after a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is implanted. Results of the reviewed data on 266 patients, post-bilateral ventricular assist devices (BiVADs) and post-LVAD between April 1995 and June 2007 are discussed. Significant predictors for RVAD are given.


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