Failing Systemic Right Ventricles With Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension: Candidates for Ventricular Assist Devices as Destination Therapy?

Loup, Ophélie; Wustmann, Kerstin Brigitte; Martinelli, Michele; Schwerzmann, Markus; Mohacsi, Paul; Carrel, Thierry; Kadner, Alexander (2017). Failing Systemic Right Ventricles With Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension: Candidates for Ventricular Assist Devices as Destination Therapy? The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 103(2), e179-e181. Elsevier 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.080

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Dysfunction of the systemic right ventricle is common after the atrial switch procedure for transposition of the great arteries. Cardiac transplantation remains the only long-term solution in terminal systemic right ventricular (RV) failure, but concomitant pulmonary hypertension (PHT) may preclude it. The increasing number of such patients, together with the concerns related to combined heart-lung transplantation (HLTx), urge us to consider other therapeutic options.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Loup, Ophélie; Wustmann, Kerstin Brigitte; Martinelli, Michele; Schwerzmann, Markus; Mohacsi, Paul; Carrel, Thierry and Kadner, Alexander

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1552-6259

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniela Huber

Date Deposited:

18 Jul 2017 11:00

Last Modified:

18 Jul 2017 11:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.080

PubMed ID:

28109384

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94895

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94895

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