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How to demonstrate the reversibility of end-organ function before implantation of left ventricular assist device in INTERMACS profile 2 patients?
University of Tokyo, Japan .
University of Tokyo, Japan .
University of Tokyo, Japan .
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Artificial Organs, ISSN 1434-7229, E-ISSN 1619-0904, Vol. 15, no 4, 395-398 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For the time being, in Japan, two recently approved implantable ventricular assist devices (VADs) are indicated only when a patient has been listed for heart transplantation or approved to be eligible for heart transplantation by in-hospital committee. The reversibility of end-organ dysfunction must be expected before VAD implantation, but it is often hard to prove during worsening clinical status. We report two patients whose end-organ dysfunction had been eventually demonstrated to be reversible by invasive procedures such as transluminal liver biopsy or transient insertion of intra-aortic balloon pumping.

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Springer, 2012. Vol. 15, no 4, 395-398 p.
Keyword [en]
VAD; Organ failure; Continuous flow; Implantable
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Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111191DOI: 10.1007/s10047-012-0654-4ISI: 000312371500010PubMedID: 22801753OAI: diva2:754501
Available from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2014-10-10 Last updated: 2014-10-20Bibliographically approved

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