Right Ventricular Failure in Patients Undergoing LVAD Placement

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Preoperative measures Risk stratification Low Moderate High Limit fluids    Pulmonary vasodilators   Cardiac inotropes    Consider elective RVAD Operative measures Preventive High-risk patient/early RVF Fulminant RVF Limit transfusion   Expeditious operative time   TEE…

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Diagnosis of Device Thrombosis

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Fig. 12.1 CT angiogram with 3D reconstruction of left ventricular assist device. (a) Following contrast administration, filling defect can be seen along the distal portion of outflow graft. (b) Complete…

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Cardiac Regenerative Strategies for Advanced Heart Failure

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Fig. 16.1 Multimodal strategy for cardiac regeneration. Printed with permission from Baylor College of Medicine Cardiac cellular reprogramming describes the process by which cardio-differentiating (transcription) factors or the genes encoding…

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Mechanical Circulatory Support to Bridge to a Long-Term Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device as a Bridge to Heart Transplantation

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Fig. 14.1 (a) Survival curves for patients who had normal albumin levels (≥3.5 g/dL), moderate hypoalbuminemia (2.5–3.5 g/dL), and severe hypoalbuminemia (<2.5 g/dL) before undergoing implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device….

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Thoracic radiology

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Chapter 4 Thoracic radiology Rachel Benamore, Emma Helm 1 What are the principles of chest radiography (Figure 1)? • A chest radiograph (CXR) is obtained when X-rays pass from the…

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Thoracic surgical procedures

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Chapter 9 Thoracic surgical procedures Doug West, Elaine Teh, Andrew Cowie, Mike Shackcloth 1 What are the principles of cervical mediastinoscopy (Figure 1)? • The procedure is performed under general…

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