TITLE

Non-pulsatile circulation with axial-flow left ventricular assist device preserves neurocognitive function

AUTHOR(S)
Argiriadou, Helena; Megari, Kalliopi; Antonitsis, Polychronis; Kosmidis, Mary H.; Papakonstantinou, Christos; Anastasiadis, Kyriakos
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Perfusion;Jul2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Concerns about the potential impact of the non-pulsatile circulation pattern generated by the new generation axial-flow left ventricular assist devices on neurocognitive function led us to evaluate a patient in whom a Jarvik 2000 pump was implanted. We assessed the patient’s baseline neurocognitive function preoperatively as well as at 1-month and 6-month follow-up, using a comprehensive battery of neuropsychological tests. A slight improvement in circumscribed neurocognitive domains was noted, with no evidence of further decline at the end of a 6-month follow-up period.
ACCESSION #
62030369

 

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