ASAIO J 2021 Jul 8. Epub 2021 Jul 8.
From the Department of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel Department of Anesthesia, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel.
We aimed to describe the natural history of left ventricular assist device (LVAD)-supported patients with preimplantation significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) in a single-center retrospective analysis of LVAD-implanted patients (2008-2019). TR severity was assessed semiqualitatively using color-Doppler flow: insignificant TR (iTR) was defined as none/mild TR and significant TR (sTR) as ≥moderate TR. Included were 121 LVAD-supported patients of which 53% (n = 64) demonstrated sTR preimplantation. Read More