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Cardiac Assist Devices



Cardiac Assist Devices

Daniel Goldstein (Editor), Mehmet Oz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-879-93449-1 April 2000 Wiley-Blackwell 468 Pages

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In the last two decades, tremendous strides in the field of mechanical support have extended the lives of countless sufferers of congestive heart failure, who total close to 1% of the US population. This technology has saved the lives of patients with acute heart failure due to heart attacks, dilated cardiomyopathies and post-cardiotomy shock and sustained patients with end stage congestive heart failure until a precious donor organ has become available for transplantation. In an attempt to address the growing imbalance between demand and supply of donor hearts, and armed with great hope and excitement, investigators are now examining these devices as potential alternatives to cardiac transplantation.

This book describes in detail the historical evolution, current knowledge, and future trends in the field of mechanical circulatory support. It will be of greatest interest to cardiologists, circulatory physiologists, cardiac anaesthesiologists, critical care physicians, cardiac surgeons, and other healthcare professionals who are challenged daily with the care of patients with acute and chronic heart failure.


Bill Frist, MD.

Part I: General Aspects of Mechanical Support.

1. Clinical Left Heart Assist Devices: A Historical Perspective.

O.H. Frazier, MD, John M. Fuqua, Jr., and David N. Helman, MD.

2. Physiology of Ventricular Interactions During Ventricular Assistance.

David J. Farrar, PhD.

3. Device Selection.

Benjamin C. Sun, MD.

4. Options for Mechanical Support in Pediatric Patients.

Tom R. Karl, MD and Stephen B. Horton, MD.

5. Anesthetic Considerations During Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.

Marc L. Dickstein, MD, Berend Mets, MB, ChB, FRCA, PhD, and Mark J.S. Heath, MD.

6. Perioperative Management of Bleeding.

Clifford H. Van Meter, Jr., MD.

7. Management of Perioperative Right-Sided Circulatory Failure.

Jonathan M. Chen, MD and Eric A. Rose, MD.

8. Perioperative Management of Arrhythmias in Recipients of Left Ventricular Assist Devices.

Matthew Williams, MD and James Coromilas, MD.

9. Management of Vasodilatory Hypotension after Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement.

Michael Argenziano, MD and Donald W. Landry, MD, PhD.

10. Left Ventricular Recovery During Left Ventricular Assist Device Support.

Johannes Mueller, MD and Roland Hetzer, MD.

11. Exercise Performance in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices.

Donna Mancini, MD and Ainat Beniaminovitz, MD.

12. Outpatient Support.

Katherine A. Catanese, MSN and David L.S. Morales, MD.

13. Rehabilitation of the Ventricular Assist Device Recipient.

Theresa M. Morrone, MS, PT, C.C.S. and Lori A. Buck, MS, PT, C.C.S.

14. Quality of Life Issues Associated with the Use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices.

Peter A. Shapiro, MD.

15. Economic Considerations of LVAD Implantation.

Alan J. Moskowitz, MD, Deborah L. Williams, MPH, Anita Tierney, MPH, Ronald G. Levitan, BS, Joshua Zivin, PhD, and Annetine C. Gelijns, PhD.

16. Immunobiology of Left Ventricular Assist Devices.

Jan-Hendrik Ankersmit, MD and Silviu Itescu, MD.


Part II: Available Devices:.

A. Extracorporeal Devices.

17. Extracorporeal Support: Centrifugal Pumps.

Jack J. Curtis, MD and Colette Wagner-Mann, DVM, PhD.

18. Extracorporeal Support: The ABIOMED BVS 5000.

G. Kimble Jett, MD and Robert R. Lazzara, MD.

19. Extracorporeal Support: The Thoratec Device.

D. Glenn Pennington, MD, Timothy E. Oaks, MD, and Douglas P. Lohmann, M.Eng..

20. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adults.

Richard J. Kaplon, MD and Nicholas G. Smedira, MD.

21. Extracorporeal Support: The Berlin Heart.

Matthias Loebe, MD, PhD, Friedrich Kaufmann, and Roland Hetzer, MD, PhD.


Part II: Available Devices:.

B. Intracorporeal Devices.

22. Intracorporeal Support: The Intra-aortic Balloon Pump.

David N. Helman, MD and Gus J. Vlahakes, MD.

23. Intracorporeal Support: Thermo Cardiosystems Ventricular Assist.

Daniel J. Goldstein, MD.

24. Intracorporeal Support: Novacor Left Ventricular Assist System.

Naraynan Ramasamy, PhD, Rita L. Vargo, MSN, RN, Robert L. Kormos, MD, and Peer M. Portner, Phd.

25. Intracorporeal Support: Cardiowest Total Artificial Heart.

Jack Copeland, MD, Francisco Arabia, MD, Richard Smith, MSEE, and Paul Nolan, PhDPart III: Future Devices.

26. Axial Flow Pumps.

Joseph J. DeRose, Jr., MD and Robert K. Jarvik, MD.

27. The DeBakey Ventricular Assist Device.

George P. Noon, MD, Deborah Morley, PhD, Suellen Irwin, RN, and Michael E. DeBakey, MD.

28. Epicardial Compression Mechanical Devices.

John H. Artrip, MD and Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD.

29. The Pennsylvania State University Totally Implantable LVAD and Total Artificial Heart.

Sanjay M. Mehta, MD and Walter E. Pae, Jr., MD.

30. The HeartSaver VAD: A Fully Implantable VAD for Long-Term Support.

Tofy Mussivand, Paul J. Hendry, Roy G. Masters, and Wilbert J. Keon

"Five Stars......a very thorough and concise review of all cardiac assist devices. The content is exceptional in completeness...

"The quality of this book is excellent. It is a complete reference on this interesting and constantly changing topic. The book is highly educational and an outstanding contribution to the field."

Doody’s Review Service

"Cardiac Assist Devices
fills an important need by covering a fast-growing field in cardiac medicine and surgery."

Texas Heart Institute Journal

"Drs. Goldstein and Oz have put their names to a landmark book in the field of mechanical cardiac support. They have drawn 70 authors together, each well known in this field and each recognized for their contribution to this rapidly developing service. These authors represent the historical breadth and world’s experience of this fascinating subject...

--All those in the field will want access to it and because of its quality will want to own it.

--All those who wish to comment on this subject will be better informed by reading it.

--And those who just wish to be aware of what is going on in the arena of mechanical assistance of the failing heart will thoroughly enjoy the authoritative read."


"This book is invaluable to the practicing cardiac surgeon and cardiologists who deal with patients who may require cardiac support devices."

Current Surgery

"This book is an excellent reference for this highly specialized field of cardiology."

Pediatric Cardiology