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TEXTBOOK : RECENT ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES

VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE

Edited by Kazuo Komamura .

102 pages .
Open Access .


Recent developments in ventricular assist devices have been quite remarkable. Rapid advances have been made particularly in terms of smaller size and more durable material and design.
As a result, ventricular assist devices are increasingly being implanted in children and they are increasingly being used as a means of destination therapy for elderly patients with heart failure who are not eligible for heart transplantation. New issues have arisen as a result of these expanded indications. This book focuses on recent advances in ventricular assist devices itself and related issues.
The book is divided into two sections. In Section 1, Dr. Rachit Shah and his colleagues describe recent technical advances in ventricular assist devices as well as current indications, their clinical outcomes and countermeasures against complications. Dr. Sabino Scolletta and his colleagues describe the latest techniques to identify the mechanical performance and clinical effectiveness as well as complications of ventricular assist devices at the patient’s bedside in real time basis.
Bleeding seems to be an unavoidable complication of ventricular assist devices. Gastrointestinal bleeding in particular is considered to be inevitable in usage of a continuous flow pump. In Section 2, Dr. Geetha Bhat and colleagues describe the current status of and countermeasures against gastrointestinal bleeding along with options for the future research. Allosensitization can result from high-speed rotation of continuous flow pump as well as blood transfusion. Dr. Myra Coppage describes the current state of research on allosensitization including her own, and options for future research. Unlike other chapters, Dr. Kazuo Komamura and his colleagues do not discuss ventricular assist device itself. They describe preliminary results of concurrent use of a new adjunct therapy in combination with ventricular assist devices, and also suggest options for the future research.
The editor hopes that this book will provide valuable and up-to-date information on research and clinical use of ventricular assist devices, and will enable readers to comprehend this fast-growing and exciting field.

Kazuo Komamura, 
MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FACP
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Division,
Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine,
Nishinomiya, Japan

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CONTENTS : 



Section 1 Development and Monitoring of the Performance of Ventricular Assist Devices .


 1 Ventricular Assist Devices: Expanding Role for Long Term Cardiac Support 3 Rachit M. Shah, Megha Goyal, Suchi Shah, Sharath Kommu, Anit Mankad and Rohit R. Arora

 2 Echocardiography and Hemodynamic Monitoring Tools for Clinical Assessment of Patients on Mechanical Circulatory Support 23 Sabino Scolletta, Bonizella Biagioli, Federico Franchi and Luigi Muzzi

Section 2 Major Complications and Future Prospects of Ventricular Assist Devices .


 3 Gastrointestinal Bleeding with Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) 51 Geetha Bhat, Mukesh Gopalakrishnan and Ashim Aggarwal

 4 Allosensitization and the Ventricular Assist Device: Dual Evolution of Technology 67 Myra Coppage

 5 Preliminary Trial of Lower Leg Thermal Therapy for Patients with Terminal Heart Failure Fitted with Left Ventricular Assist Device 81 Kazuo Komamura, Toshiaki Shishido and Takeshi Nakatani




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