Predicting, Recognizing, and Treating Right Heart Failure in Patients Undergoing Durable LVAD Therapy

Teresa S. Wang, Marisa Cevasco, Edo Y. Birati, Jeremy A. Mazurek

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Abstract

Despite advancing technology, right heart failure after left ventricular assist device implantation remains a significant source of morbidity and mortality. With the UNOS allocation policy change, a larger proportion of patients proceeding to LVAD are destination therapy and consist of an overall sicker population. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of right heart failure is critical for ensuring the ongoing success of durable LVADs. The purpose of this review is to describe the effect of LVAD implantation on right heart function, review the diagnostic and predictive criteria related to right heart failure, and discuss the current evidence for management and treatment of post-LVAD right heart failure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2984
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 May 2022

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Keywords

  • left ventricular assist device
  • mechanical circulatory support
  • right ventricular failure

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