Mechanical Circulatory Support for Advanced Heart Failure

A Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine Approach

  • Jeffrey A. Morgan
  • Andrew B. Civitello
  • O.H. Frazier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Salman Gohar, Samar Sheth, Reynolds Delgado III
    Pages 35-55
  3. Samar Sheth, Salman Bandeali, Joggy George
    Pages 57-67
  4. Rachel A. Beaupré, Gabriel Loor, Jeffrey A. Morgan
    Pages 69-77
  5. Jeffrey A. Morgan, O. H. Frazier
    Pages 79-81
  6. Marissa Wagner Mery, Siavosh Saatee, Charles D. Collard
    Pages 83-93
  7. Krishna Ayyagari, William Patrick Mulvoy III, Arthur W. Bracey, Cesar A. Castillo, James P. Herlihy
    Pages 95-127
  8. Whitson B. Etheridge, Sarah A. Shearer
    Pages 129-144
  9. Luke C. Cunningham, Ajith P. Nair
    Pages 145-159
  10. Raymond F. Stainback
    Pages 161-189
  11. Cyril Varughese, Ajith P. Nair, Jordan Chaisson
    Pages 191-197
  12. Tadahisa Sugiura, Masashi Kawabori
    Pages 199-202
  13. Priyanka Sen, Selby Oberton
    Pages 209-219
  14. Vivekkumar B. Patel, Megumi Mathison, Vivek Singh, Jianchang Yang, Todd K. Rosengart
    Pages 221-237
  15. David Kuten, Joggy K. George
    Pages 251-261
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 263-272

About this book


This book provides the most up to date information on every aspect of clinical care relating to patients with advanced heart failure who require mechanical circulatory support as a treatment strategy. The book begins with an extensive description of the preoperative patient selection process as well as preoperative medical optimization, including bridge to bridge strategies with short-term devices. The book then transitions into a description of a variety of surgical implantation techniques with special considerations for reoperative surgery. A chapter on intraoperative anesthesia management is specifically focused on intraoperative issues relating to MCS patients. Subsequent chapters focus on perioperative management as well as long-term management of patients on MCS, including optimization of a patient’s LVAD speed. A dedicated chapter on the diagnosis of device thrombosis as well as surgical techniques and outcomes associated with device exchanges is also included. The book also summarizes the national and international outcomes data for using MCS as a bridge to transplant and destination therapy. There is also a chapter on the utility of stem cells as an adjunct technique for inducing myocardial recovery. Finally, the book has chapters on complications of MCS, management of right ventricular failure, and the future of MCS.


IABP LVAD Implantation Device Thrombosis Echocardiography Left Thoracotomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey A. Morgan
    • 1
  • Andrew B. Civitello
    • 2
  • O.H. Frazier
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation, Surgical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac TransplantationTexas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program, Co-Director, Advanced Heart Failure CenterTexas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Center for Cardiac SupportTexas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65363-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65364-8
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