Modification of a Ventricular Assistance Device for a Hemiplegic Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient
Neurologic events occur in up to 18% of patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The current form of the LVAD equipment is not suited to serve patients who are impaired by a stroke. By creating an assistance device for the LVAD equipment, we have been able to greatly improve the quality of life and self-dependence of a hemiplegic LVAD patient. ASAIO Journal 2019; 65:e12–e13.
|Keywords||ventricular assist device, stroke, mechanical circulatory support, neurologic event|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1097/mat.0000000000000752, hdl.handle.net/1765/119382|
Muslem, R, Yalcin, Y.C., Caliskan, K, van der Heiden, C, van Rhijn, H., Bogers, A.J.J.C, & Manintveld, O.C. (2019). Modification of a Ventricular Assistance Device for a Hemiplegic Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient. Asaio Journal, 65(1), E12–E13. doi:10.1097/mat.0000000000000752