RV Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices
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Cardiovascular, 2022
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Acute right ventricular (RV) failure is becoming more common in the ICU, especially in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on mechanical ventilation. Differences between left ventricular (LV) and RV physiology are important and are not always fully appreciated. Current treatment entails pharmacologic support while volume status is optimized. These measures are frequently insufficient to augment RV systolic function. Recent advances have resulted in several device options for mechanical RV support, both percutaneous and surgically implanted. Critical care physicians have a growing involvement in decisions about when temporary support is appropriate and how this is best accomplished. Mechanically circulatory support may be required. This session will review RV physiology, clinical scenarios warranting RV support, pharmacotherapy, and mechanical support options.
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Content Type Presentation
Knowledge Area Cardiovascular
Knowledge Level Intermediate
Knowledge Level Advanced
Learning Pathway Cardiothoracic Critical Care
Membership Level Select
Tag Cardiovascular
Tag Heart Failure
Tag Cardiothoracic Critical Care
Year 2022
RV failure
mechanical circulatory support
refractory RV failure
support devices
patient management
hemodynamic parameters


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