Arrhythmias in Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices Following Implantation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device

Andrew N N Rosenbaum, Walter K Kremers, Sue Duval, Scott Sakaguchi, Ranjit John, Peter M. Eckman

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Abstract

Utilization of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) for advanced heart failure is increasing, and the role of cardiac implantable electrical devices (CIED) is unclear. Prior studies of the incidence of arrhythmias and shocks are frequently limited by ascertainment.178 patients were examined with a previous CIED who were implanted with a CF-LVAD. Medical history, medications, and CIED data from device interrogations were gathered. A cardiac surgery control group (n=38) was obtained to control for surgical factors.Several clinically significant events increased after LVAD implantation: treated-zone ventricular arrhythmias (VA) (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASAIO Journal
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 20 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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