Left ventricular recovery with explantation of continuous-flow left ventricular assist device after 5 years of support

Andre Critsinelis, Chitaru Kurihara, Masashi Kawabori, Tadahisa Sugiura, Andrew B. Civitello, Jeffrey A. Morgan

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Abstract

Mechanical circulatory support may result in sufficient myocardial recovery to allow for explantation of the left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The duration of support associated with left ventricular recovery has generally been 6–12 months. In this report, we present a patient in whom the left ventricle recovered after 5 years of support with a LVAD. Our report demonstrates that long-term monitoring for left ventricular recovery is prudent and may allow for late device explantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Circulatory support devices
  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial remodeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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