Patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) commonly encounter issues with volume status post-implant. Volume overload can result from incomplete compensation of left ventricular failure or from right ventricular failure. The CardioMEMS™ intracardiac hemodynamic monitoring device is an area of growing interest regarding the management of chronic congestive heart failure, however, its utility has not been serially investigated in patients with an LVAD. We present a case series of patients with ventricular assist devices care for at our institution in which the CardioMEMS™ device aided in the management of volume status and pump performance.
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Guglin, Maya; George, Bennet; Branam, Sarah; and Hart, Amanda
"CardioMEMS™ in LVAD Patients: A Case Series,"
The VAD Journal:
Vol. 2, Article 21.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/vad/vol2/iss1/21