The The VAD Journal is the official journal of the Brano Heart Failure Forum.

It is a multidisciplinary forum for all subspecialties in the field of mechanical assisted circulation and advanced heart failure. It is created with the purpose of enabling rapid dissemination of swift and unbiased clinical research and observations.

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Volume 8 Issue 1

Original Research


Pulsatility is a Predictive Marker of Improved Cardiac Function in Patients with Liquid Matrix-treated Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Philemon Mikail, Rinku Skaria, Marvin Slepian, Janny Garcia, Richard Smith, and Zain Khalpey


Case Reports


Acute Pump Thrombosis within One Hour of a HeartMate 3 Implantation: Case Report
Zubair Shah, Noel Torres Acosta, AMANDEEP GOYAL, Tarun Dalia, Sara Henkel, and Travis Abicht


Fondaparinux as an Alternative Anticoagulant Treatment in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Recurrent Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Case Series
Daniela Piani, Andrea Lechiancole, Massimo Maiani, Igor Vendramin, Sandro Sponga, Elisabetta Auci, and Ugolino Livi


A Unique Case of Inflow Cannula Obstruction by a Tissue Membrane
Roopa A. Rao, Kashif Saleem, Bistees George, and Maya Guglin


Successful Percutaneous Management of LVAD Outflow Graft Stenosis: Role of Invasive Hemodynamics in Decision Making
Tarun Dalia, Amandeep Goyal, Harsh Mehta, Henedine C. Foster, Eric Hockstad, Aaron Rohr, Philip Johnson, Travis Abicht, and Bhanu Gupta

Brano Heart Failure Forum Proceedings Papers


Highlights of the 2021 Brano Heart Failure Forum
Rajko Radovancevic, Bojan Vrtovec, and Igor D. Gregoric