Implantable continuous-flow right ventricular assist device: Lessons learned in the development of a cleveland clinic device

Kiyotaka Fukamachi, Akira Shiose, Alex L. Massiello, David J. Horvath, Leonard A R Golding, Sangjin Lee, Randall C. Starling

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Abstract

Although the need for right ventricular assist device (RVAD) support for right ventricular failure after the implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device has decreased, right ventricular failure still occurs in as many as 44% of patients after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device insertion. Cleveland Clinic's DexAide continuous-flow RVAD was implanted in 34 calves during the course of its development. This review discusses lessons learned in the design and development of an implantable continuous-flow RVAD that are drawn from the results of these in vivo studies, our clinical experience with RVAD support, and a review of previously published reports on clinical RVAD use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1746-1752
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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