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Volume 2 (2016)

Editorial

Original Research

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Development and Pilot-Testing of a Patient Decision Aid for Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement
Kristin Kostick, Estevan D. Delgado, Lidija A. Wilhelms, Courtenay R. Bruce, Jerry D. Estep, Matthias Loebe, Charles Minard, and Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby

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Decrease in Driveline Infections with Change in Driveline Management Protocol
Saima Aslam, Jennifer Dan, Amanda Topik, Michael Belyk, Francesca Torriani, Randy Taplitz, Jorge Silva-Enciso, Denise Barnard, Barry Greenberg, Jack Copeland, Victor Pretorius, and Eric Adler

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Pulmonary Congestion (White Lungs) on VA ECMO
Maya Guglin, Andrew Burchett, Thomas Tribble, and Richard Charnigo

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Bleeding and Thromboembolic Events in Patients With HeartMate II Mechanical Circulatory Support
Salman Allana, Carrie Chapman, Nancy Sweitzer, Maryl Johnson, Takushi Kohmoto, Margaret Murray, David Murray, Zhanhai Li, and Peter S. Rahko

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A Protocol for Collecting Human Cardiac Tissue for Research
Cheavar A. Blair, Premi Haynes, Stuart G. Campbell, Charles Chung, Mihail I. Mitov, Donna Dennis, Mark R. Bonnell, Charles W. Hoopes, Maya Guglin, and Kenneth S. Campbell

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Exploring Body Mass Index Changes in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients
Raquel E. Thomas, Corrine Hanson, Glenda Woscyna, and Brian D. Lowes

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Outcomes of external repair of HeartMate II™ LVAD percutaneous leads
Jay D. Pal, Claudius Mahr, Jason W. Smith, Todd F. Dardas, Jay Pinette, David J. Farrar, and Nahush A. Mokadam

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Caregiver Burden is Low Nine to Twelve Months after Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Roxana Ghashghaei, Hao Tran, Jorge Silva, Barry H. Greenberg, Denise Barnard, and Eric Adler

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Adverse Events in Continuous-Flow LVAD Recipients: Gastrointestinal Bleeding is Still Notable?
Marija Petrovic, Sriram Nathan, Rajko Radovancevic, Indranee Rajapreyar, Kevin J. Dasher, Mehmet H. Akay, Bindu Akkanti, Pranav Loyalka, Biswajit Kar, and Igor D. Gregoric

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Tolerability of Intermittent Hemodialysis in a Cohort of Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device
Christopher Areephanthu, Amr Elhusseini, Bennet George, Jessica McAbee, and Peter Sawaya

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Favorable Outcomes of LVAD as Bridge to Simultaneous Heart-Kidney Transplantation
Vinay Thohan, Ghulam Murtaza, Carlos O. Encarnacion, Nasir Sulemanjee, Omar Cheema, Thomas Hastings, Chi Cho, Frank Downey, and John Crouch

Reviews

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Incidence of Pump Thrombosis in HeartMate II during Destination Therapy
Rohan Samson, Abhishek Jaiswal, Frank Smart, and Thierry H. LeJemtel

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Fulminant Necrotizing Eosinophilic Myocarditis: A Case Report and Comprehensive Literature Review
Bennet George, Matthew Hager, Virgilius Cornea, William O'Connor, and Maya Guglin

Case Reports

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Temporary And Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support For Single Ventricular Failure in an Adult
Joshua L. Hermsen, Jason W. Smith, Jay D. Pal, Agustin Rubio, S. Carolina Masri, Nahush A. Mokadam, Richard K. Cheng, and Claudius Mahr

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Normal Lactate Dehydrogenase Does Not Exclude Pump Thrombosis in Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Julie Shelton DO; Bennet George MD; Amanda Hart BSN, RN; and Maya Guglin MD

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CardioMEMS™ in LVAD Patients: A Case Series
Maya Guglin, Bennet George, Sarah Branam, and Amanda Hart

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Fever of Unknown Origin in Patient after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Eugenia Raichlin, Sara Varnado, John Y. Um, Michael J. Moulton, and Ronald Zolty Dr

Letter to the Editor

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Lung Edema on VA ECMO
Christof Schmid MD

Editor-in-Chief


Maya Guglin, MD, PhD
Gill Heart Institute
University of Kentucky