Usefulness of a left ventricular assist device in patients with left ventricular noncompaction.

We present 2 such patients with LVNC who, following failed medical management, received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD): one for long-term management and one as a bridge to transplant. Both were managed successfully without thromboembolic events to date. The success of these cases suggests that LVAD placement is a viable therapy in patients with LVNC as a bridge to transplant or as long-term management. PMID: 29686556 [PubMed]
Source: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) Source Type: research

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We present here the case of a patient transplanted due to end ‐stage arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), fulfilling the task force criteria. A few years after successful heart transplantation (HTX), the patient developed similar symptoms and morphofunctional changes of the heart, which led to critical re‐evaluation of his primary diagno sis.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewLeft ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is a well-known treatment option for patients with advanced heart failure refractory to medical therapy and is recognized both as bridge to transplant and a destination therapy. The risk of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) is common after LVAD implantation. We review the pathophysiology and recent advances in the management of VA in LVAD patients.Recent findingsVAs are most likely to occur in the early post-operative periods after LVAD implantation and a prior history of VA is the most important risk factor. Post-LVAD VAs are usually well tolerated wi...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients with elevated preoperative RAP and long-term ventilator care had a higher risk of AA after LT. Further, AA after LT was associated with poor long-term survival. PMID: 31752476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Korean J Intern Med Source Type: research
AbstractThe total artificial heart (TAH) is a form of mechanical circulatory support that involves resection of the native ventricles followed by placement of a device that can restore total pulmonary and systemic flow. Given the increasing burden of congestive heart failure and cardiovascular disease, the number of people in need of cardiac replacement therapy will continue to grow. Despite aggressive efforts to expand the donor pool, the number of heart transplants in the United States (US) has plateaued at less than 3000 per year. In addition, there is increasing recognition of the long-term complications of current gen...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The management of active cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) requires regular follow-up to assess patients’ response to their individualised treatment plan. Furthermore, clinical monitoring is important to detect changes or early recurrence of CS. Cardiac specialist nurses are vital to coordinate the management and monitoring of CS, to facilitate communication between CS-patients and CS-clinicians, and to minimise the impact of CS in patients’ quality of life.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sarcoidosis and other granulomatous ILD/DPLD Source Type: research
Authors: Ashraf S, Ilyas S, Siddiqui F, Ando T, Shokr M, Panaich S, Briasoulis A, Afonso L, Khan M Abstract The introduction of wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCD) provides a novel means of protection in select patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. The WCD can safely record and terminate life-threatening arrhythmias. In this review, we explore the data behind indications for WCD use and discuss its limitations. We searched PubMed, Google Scholar and Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials for relevant studies. The VEST trial, the first randomised controlled trial on WCD use, did not show sta...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Atrial arrhythmias are relatively common following lung transplantation and confer considerable perioperative risk, specifically haemodynamic instability, pulmonary congestion, dyspnoea, and can mask other post-transplant complications such as infection or acute rejection. However, for most patients, arrhythmias are limited to the short-term perioperative period.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Kao CC, Parulekar AD Abstract Despite advances in surgical technique, lung transplantation is associated with worse survival when compared with other solid organ transplantations. Graft dysfunction and infection are the leading causes of mortality in the first 30 days following transplantation. Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a form of reperfusion injury that occurs early after transplantation. Management of PGD is mainly supportive with use of lung protective ventilation. Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation may be used in severe cases. Bacterial pneumonias are the most co...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Conditions:   Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant;   Atrial Fibrillation;   Atrial Flutter Intervention:   Other: HSCT Patients Sponsors:   University of South Florida;   Medtronic Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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