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Ventricular Assist Devices

Edited by Jeffrey Shuhaiber

University of Massachusetts Medical School

The assist devices will continue adding a large number of years of life to humans globally and empower the medical society to optimize heart failure therapy. While expensive and cumbersome task, the foundation provided in this book reflects a contemporary product of original research from a multitude of different experts in the field. We hope this cumulative international effort provides the necessary tools for both the novice as well as the active practitioner aiming to change the outcome of these complex patients.

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Ventricular Assist DevicesEdited by Jeffrey Shuhaiber

Published: April 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/654

ISBN: 978-953-307-164-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6431-9

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

44423 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Indications for Ventricle Assist Devices

By Guillermo Reyes and Sara Badia


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2. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Ventricular Assist Devices

By David Platts


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3. Altered Expression of mRNA and miRNA during Mechanical Support of the Failing Human Heart

By Marguérite E.I. Schipper, Sjoukje I. Lok, Hub Dullens, Joyce Van Kuik, Frits H.J. Gmelig-Meyling, Jaap Lahpor, Marc A. Vos, Arnoud Van Der Laarse, Nicolaas De Jonge, Matthijs F.M. Van Oosterhout and Roel A. De Weger


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4. Ventricular Assist Device – How to Obtain Optimal Benefits?

By Agata Bielecka-Dabrowa, Maciej Banach, Jacek Rysz and Gerry O’Driscoll


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5. Cardiac Support and Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome

By Khurram Shahzad, Farhana Latif, Hirokazu Akashi, Tomoko S. Kato, Anshu Sinha, Duygu Onat and Mario C. Deng


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6. Future Treatment of Acute Cardiac Collapse - A Role for Percutaneous Circulatory Assist Devices

By Vepgard Tuseth and Jan Erik Nordrehaug


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7. Initial Experience of Lower Limb Thermal Therapy for Patients with an Extracorporeal Left Ventricular Assist Device Awaiting Heart Transplantation

By Kazuo Komamura


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8. Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients Undergoing LVAD Therapy

By Mulloy, Mahapatra S and Kern JA


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9. Ventricular Assist Device-Specific Infections

By Sunil Pauwaa and Geetha Bhat


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10. Community Based Management of Ventricular Assist Devices

By Marnie Rodger and Vivek Rao


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11. Long-Term Management of Pulsatile Extracorporeal Left Ventricular Assist Device

By Tomoko Sugiyama Kato, Kazuo Komamura, Noboru Oda, Taro Sasaoka, Ikutaro Nakajima, Ayako Tkakahashi and Masafumi Kitakaze


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12. Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation among Those Bridged with VAD

By Jeffrey H. Shuhaiber


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