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Recent Advances in the Field of Ventricular Assist Devices

Recent Advances in the Field of Ventricular Assist Devices covers recent various advances and developments relating to ventricular assist devices and their diverse complications. Firstly, we overview recent technical advances as well as current indications, clinical outcomes, and countermeasures against complications, and furthermore, the latest techniques to identify clinical effectiveness at the patient’s bedside. Secondly, we elucidate the current status of countermeasures against gastrointestinal bleeding, and current research on allosensitization during the usage of continuous flow pump. Finally, we explore the possibility of a new adjunct therapy in combination with ventricular assist devices. We hope that this book will provide valuable and up-to-date information on research and clinical use of ventricular assist devices.

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Recent Advances in the Field of Ventricular Assist DevicesEdited by Kazuo Komamura

Published: May 8th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46016

ISBN: 978-953-51-1111-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7142-3

Copyright year: 2013

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3 Web of Science Citations

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1. Ventricular Assist Devices: Expanding Role for Long Term Cardiac Support

By Rachit M. Shah, Megha Goyal, Suchi Shah, Sharath Kommu, Anit Mankad and Rohit R. Arora


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2. Echocardiography and Hemodynamic Monitoring Tools for Clinical Assessment of Patients on Mechanical Circulatory Support

By Sabino Scolletta, Bonizella Biagioli, Federico Franchi and Luigi Muzzi


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3. Gastrointestinal Bleeding with Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs)

By Geetha Bhat, Mukesh Gopalakrishnan and Ashim Aggarwal


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4. Allosensitization and the Ventricular Assist Device: Dual Evolution of Technology

By Myra Coppage


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5. Preliminary Trial of Lower Leg Thermal Therapy for Patients with Terminal Heart Failure Fitted with Left Ventricular Assist Device

By Kazuo Komamura, Toshiaki Shishido and Takeshi Nakatani


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