Posts Tagged ‘HeartMate II’

June 21, 2013

Time course of acquired von Willebrand disease associated with two types of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: HeartMate II and CircuLite Synergy Pocket Micro-pump


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The risk of bleeding complications including gastrointestinal bleeding are well documented in the VAD population. In this prospective study, acquired von Willebrand disease was confirmed to occur immediately after the implantation of both types of mechanical circulatory support and persisted up to 12 months. This phenomenon was also demonstrated in the partial support device. A […]

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November 18, 2011

Effect of sensitization in US heart transplant recipients bridged with a ventricular assist device: Update in a modern cohort


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This study reviewed outcomes of 1544 UNOS based patients bridged to transplant with the HeartMate II or Thoratec XVE devices based on distribution of percentage panel reactive antibody levels.  Contrary to some previously published single center studies and smaller cohorts, highly sensitized patients bridged to transplant experienced excellent survival outcomes after orthotopic heart transplantation.

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October 1, 2011

The use of the HeartWare HVAD for long-term right ventricular support after implantation of the HeartMate II device


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The field of mechanical circulatory support continues to explore new avenues for providing patients with appropriate combinations of short and long-term support.  This case report reviews the simultaneous use of a rotary flow device and centrifugal device in a currently rare combination to provide what was eventually determined to be long-term biventricular destination therapy.

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