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 7 Issue 1

Original Research


Feasibility of the use of a Stereoscopic Camera In the Final Inclusion (SCI-FI) of Donor Organ Assessment Using Virtual Reality Technology
Ismael A. Salas De Armas, Juan E. Marcano, Jayeshkumar A. Patel, Mehmet H. Akay, Manish K. Patel, Bindu Akkanti, Marwan F. Jumean, Sachin Kumar, Rajko Radovancevic, Sriram Nathan, Biswajit Kar, and Igor D. Gregoric


Case Reports


Successful pregnancy with centrifugal flow left ventricular assist device: A case report and review of the literature
Seyed Hamed Hosseini Dehkordi, Matthew R. Lippmann, Travis Abicht, Andrew J. Sauer, Nicholas A. Haglund, Marc R. Parrish, Jared Staab, and Bhanu Gupta


Left Ventricular Assist Device Thrombosis Treated with Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator in a Patient with COVID-19 Infection
Simone A. Jarrett, Jafar Alzubi, Savalan Babapoor-Farrokhran, Zaid Ammari, Mohammad Al-Sarie, Zachary Port, Farhan Hasni, Behnam Bozorgnia, and Raphael Bonita


Off-pump HeartMate II Exchange in a Patient with Severe Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease: A Case Report
Mehmet H. Akay, Ismael A. Salas De Armas, Manish K. Patel, Rajko Radovancevic, and Igor D. Gregoric


Cardiac tamponade on ECPELLA: a case report of a unique hemodynamic picture
Naveed Akhtar, Parth Savsani, Maya Guglin, and Roopa Rao

Letter to the Editor