Revised Article-Total Artificial Heart
A total artificial heart is a device that replaces the two lower chambers of the heart.
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ConclusionPatients who are at risk for SCA are patients who have had a cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) or sustained ventricular tachycardia (SVT), those with familial or inherited condition with sudden cardiac arrest risk, myocardial infarction with an ejection fraction (EF) of less than or equal to 35%, dilated cardiomyopathy (including NICM), with an EF of less than or equal to 35%, ICD explanations, and other conditions with high risk of ventricular tachycardia (VT) or VF are candidates for the WCD.The sample of data was from 186 patients. However, more patients were likely candidates but may not hav...
Yasmin Swift, 19, from Ashford, Kent, needs a double lung and heart transplant after being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in November last year.
Reported ventricular assist device (VAD) experience in the pediatric congenital heart disease (CHD) population is limited. We sought to describe contemporary use and outcomes of VADs in children with CHD and compare outcomes to children without CHD.
Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) is the principal obstacle to improved long-term survival after lung transplantation.1 CLAD is a condition of sustained lung function impairment recognized by a persistent decline in the forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) relative to the highest posttransplant baseline after exclusion of confounding conditions.2,3 Previously bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) was the most widely described CLAD phenotype; however, accumulating evidence suggests CLAD takes on at least two phenotypes conferring distinct prognoses.
In conclusion, there was no clear benefit of using multidrug regimen as it did not impact infection-free survival or all-cause mortality compared with single-drug regimen. Prospective clinical trials are needed to further define the optimal SIP regimen for LVAD implantation.
We present the anesthetic management of a patient who was diagnosed with bilateral neuroendocrine tumors soon after heart-lung transplantation and underwent successful staged bilateral adrenalectomy.