Ventricular Assist Devices in the ICU: Indications, Physiology, and Management

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Abstract

Since 2001, ventricular assist devices (VADs), total artificial hearts, and a growing number of devices have become increasingly more commonplace options to heart failure management and viable alternatives to heart transplantation. Cardiothoracic step-down and intensive care units will likely be managing more and more patients on mechanical circulation in the future. This review will briefly give an introduction to VAD function, types of VADs, the characteristics of VAD patients, and management issues in the ICU that may arise with these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalICU Director
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Heart-Assist Devices
Artificial Heart
Heart Transplantation
Intensive Care Units
Heart Failure
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • artificial heart
  • INTERMACs
  • LVAD
  • mechanical circulatory support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Critical Care

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Ventricular Assist Devices in the ICU : Indications, Physiology, and Management. / Joshi, Ravi V.

In: ICU Director, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013, p. 15-21.

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