Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 344--346

JARVIK 2000 implantation in adolescent heart: A transesophageal echo experience


P Hemamalini1, Prabhat Dutta2, Sandeep Attawar3 
1 Department of Cardiac Anesthesia, Institute of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Transplant Anesthesia and Critical Care, Institute of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Cardiac Sciences Thoracic Organ Transplants, Institute of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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P Hemamalini
No 15, Sri Rajarajeshwari Nagar, 1st Main Road, Old Perungalathur, Chennai - 600 063, Tamil Nadu
India

Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have gained widespread use as an effective clinical therapy for patients with heart failure (INTERMACS 1-5) and are the standard of care for bridging patients to cardiac transplantation. Pre-implantation transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) allows interrogation of all cardiac structures and identifies potential problems such as intracardiac shunts, thrombi, aortic insufficiency, and right ventricular dysfunction that need palliation. Post-implantation exam helps in weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and successful LVAD initiation. ICU monitoring with TEE guides optimal intervention and should be considered in selected patients. TEE will continue to remain vital to successful outcomes in LVAD patients.


How to cite this article:
Hemamalini P, Dutta P, Attawar S. JARVIK 2000 implantation in adolescent heart: A transesophageal echo experience.Ann Card Anaesth 2020;23:344-346


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Hemamalini P, Dutta P, Attawar S. JARVIK 2000 implantation in adolescent heart: A transesophageal echo experience. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Aug 3 ];23:344-346
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