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New Aspects of Ventricular Assist Devices

Ventricular assist device has become one of the standard therapies for the support and the management of the failing heart. Updating our knowledge about these devices is mandatory in order to improve patient outcomes. In this book we can read the efforts made by many physicians concerned with the treatment of heart failure with mechanical devices. We all hope that the information compiled by experts in ventricle assist devices in this book will help us all to do better our main task - heal patients.

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New Aspects of Ventricular Assist DevicesEdited by Guillermo Reyes

Published: August 29th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/835

ISBN: 978-953-307-676-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6463-0

Copyright year: 2011

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13715 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Importance of Arterial Conduit Function Assessment in Chronic Congestive Heart Failure: Predictors of True Circulatory Decompensation for Optimal Timing of Mechanical Circulatory Support

By Henryk Siniawski and Roland Hetzer


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2. Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Engineering Design Considerations

By Marwan A. Simaan, George Faragallah, Yu Wang and Eduardo Divo


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3. Evaluation of Cardiac Function after VAD Implantation

By John Terrovitis, Eleni Tseliou, Stavros Drakos and John Nanas


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4. Ventricular Assist Device: Emerging Modality for Long Term Cardiac Support

By Rachit Shah, Sharath Kommu, Rohit Bhuriya and Rohit Arora


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5. Myocardial Recovery Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy

By M. Navaratnarajah, M. Ibrahim, M. Yacoub and C. Terracciano


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6. Risk Factor Analysis and Management of Cerebrovascular Accidents in Japanese Patients Supported by Left Ventricular Assist Device

By Tomoko S. Kato, Kazuo Komamura, Ikutaro Nakajima, Ayako Takahashi, Noboru Oda and Masafumi Kitakaze


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7. Ventricular Assist Devices for Pediatric Heart Disease

By Cenk Eray Yildiz


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