Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplant

  • Annette Vegas

Abstract

Mechanical ventricular assist devices are used to support the LV (LVAD), RV (RVAD), or both ventricles (BiVAD). They rely on an inflow cannula into the device (outflow from patient) typically placed in the supported ventricle (RVAD or LVAD) or atrium (RA for RVAD). The outflow cannula from the device (inflow into the patient) is placed in the aorta (LVAD) or PA (RVAD).

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Annette Vegas
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  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia Toronto General HospitalUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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