Comprehensive effects of left ventricular assist device speed changes on alveolar gas exchange, sleep ventilatory pattern, and exercise performance

Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

12 Settembre Set 2018 2 months ago
  • Apostolo A, Contini M, Vignati C, Campodonico J, Mapelli M, Salvioni E, Salvi L, Alamanni F, Agostoni P

Increasing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) pump speed according to the patient's activity is a fascinating hypothesis. This study analyzed the short-term effects of LVAD speed increase on cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) performance, muscle oxygenation (near-infrared spectroscopy), diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (Dlco) and nitric oxide (Dlno), and sleep quality.

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Apostolo A, Paolillo S, Contini M, Vignati C, Tarzia V, Campodonico J, Mapelli M, Massetti M, Bejko J, Righini F, Bottio T, Bonini N, Salvioni E, Gugliandolo P, Parati G, Lombardi C, Gerosa G, Salvi L, Alamanni F, Agostoni P. Comprehensive effects of left ventricular assist device speed changes on alveolar gas exchange, sleep ventilatory pattern, and exercise performance. J Heart Lung Transplant 2018 Sep 5. pii: S1053-2498(18)31544-4. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2018.07.005. [Epub ahead of print]

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