Benefits of the Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Transplant for Graft Failure Patients
For heart transplant recipients who experience graft failure, chronic allograft vasculopathy or rejection, the TAH overcomes limitations associated with the use of LVADs and BiVADs as a bridge to transplant in this population.
Keep Your Options Open: Obtain Consent for Both LVAD and TAH Prior to Surgery
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is a serious and common complication in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients that remains difficult to predict. A novel approach to patient consent may enhance your options in the operating room (OR) upon right ventricular (RV) visualization.