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An understanding of the unique preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative considerations of left ventricular assist device implantation is essential for the successful anesthetic management of these challenging cases. This article discusses the different stages of anesthetic care of the left...
This article reviews the effects of chronic left ventricular assist device implantation on functional changes in patients with end-stage heart disease. Functional recovery can be measured by using response to exercise, quality-of-life surveys, improvements in noncardiac organ function, or changes...