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Changes in End-Organ Function in Patients With Prolonged Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support

Sunday, March 5, 2017

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Daisuke Yoshioka, Hiroo Takayama, Paolo C. Colombo, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Arthur R. Garan, Veli K. Topkara, Jiho Han, Paul Kurlansky, Yoshifumi Naka, Koji Takeda

Changes in end organ function were assessed in 59 pts having a continuous flow LVAD in place for more than 3 years.  Renal and hepatic function improved initially, but renal function deteriorated to preoperative levels during the follow-up period.

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