Brano Heart Failure Forum Proceedings Paper
Partial left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support offers several advantages in treating chronic heart failure. It also raises concerns about insufficient support, worsening symptoms, and impediment of myocardial recovery. The clinical trial results for the CircuLite device (Medtronic) have shown that close monitoring can ensure improved outcomes for partial support. Another study on the ovine model demonstrated that partial and full support have similar effects regarding reverse remodeling. Thus, patients receiving partial LVAD support need regular follow-up care. Clinical assessment of symptoms and organ function must be used alongside objective judgment of patients’ needs to ensure support levels are appropriately adjusted.
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Meyns, Bart; Droogne, Walter; and Jacobs, Steven
"Partial Support in Chronic Heart Failure,"
The VAD Journal: Vol. 9(1)
Available at: https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/vad/vol9/iss1/6