Left ventricular assist device bridge to recovery: A review of the current status

Ganesh S. Kumpati, Patrick M. McCarthy*, Katherine J. Hoercher

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The use of the left ventricular assist device as a bridge to recovery represents a new phenomenon. This article focuses on bridge-to-recovery in the settings of myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy with a review of the hemodynamic, neurohormonal, physiologic, cellular, and molecular changes of recovery during left ventricular assist device support. Despite numerous markers of success, there is a disconnect from the limited clinical successes that are reviewed. The current status and future options to increase the chances of success are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume71
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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