Enkhsaikhan Purevjav

University of Tennessee Health Science Center United States of America

Dr. Enkhsaikhan Purevjav is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Dr. Purevjav is a fully trained pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist who earned her Medical Doctor (MD) degree from the Leningrad Medical Pediatric Institute (LMPI) in Russia, followed by an Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at the Mongolian National Medical University. Dr. Purevjav completed her clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology at the LMPI. After obtaining her Ph.D. in medical genetics and molecular biology at the Shimane Medical University in Japan, she worked at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Currently, she works as a Director of the Genetic Laboratory at the Heart Institute, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and UTHSC.

Enkhsaikhan Purevjav

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The heart pumps blood throughout our bodies and provides the oxygen and nutrients essential for life. There is a growing pandemic of heart failure despite advances in current diagnostics and treatments and improvements in heart transplantation. Improvements in mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices have resulted in an exceptional increase in post-implantation survival rates in patients with advanced heart failure. Ventricular assist devices (VADs) can be implanted in patients with heart failure as a bridge to recovery that will help the failing heart to recover and pump blood effectively on its own, as a bridge to a heart transplant, or as a destination therapy with permanently implanted MCS devices. This book covers the history and recent advances and applications of VADs, important aspects of the management of risks and complications of circulatory support therapies, and myocardial remodeling that occurs during ventricular unloading.

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