Flow mediated dilation in patient with Berlin Heart Incor left ventricle assist device

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.435

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  • Franco Tarro Genta | franco.tarrogenta@fsm.it Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Casa di Cura Major, Torino, Italy.
  • Elena Colajanni Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Casa di Cura Major, Torino, Italy.
  • Pierluigi Sbarra Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Casa di Cura Major, Torino, Italy.
  • Massimo Tidu Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Casa di Cura Major, Torino, Italy.
  • Mauro Rinaldi Divisione di Cardiochirurgia, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy.
  • Enzo Bosimini Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Casa di Cura Major, Torino, Italy.

Abstract

Endothelial function measured with brachial ultrasound (BU) is a validated prognostic factor in heart failure patients. LVAD (left ventricle assist device) application is a promising surgical technique to treat refractory heart failure patients both as a bridge to heart transplantation or as destination therapy. Clinical recovery in such patients may be associated to normal endothelial function measured by BU but, as recently reported, only in pulsatile flow LVAD patients. The present paper report a case of normal endothelial function even in a axial LVAD patient.

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2016-01-26
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Keywords:
endothelial function, LVAD
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Tarro Genta, Franco, Elena Colajanni, Pierluigi Sbarra, Massimo Tidu, Mauro Rinaldi, and Enzo Bosimini. 2016. “Flow Mediated Dilation in Patient With Berlin Heart Incor Left Ventricle Assist Device”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 70 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.435.

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