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

Franco Tarro Genta, Elena Colajanni, Pierluigi Sbarra, Massimo Tidu, Mauro Rinaldi, Enzo Bosimini

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume70
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Endothelial function
  • LVAD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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