Implantable left ventricular assist devices

Implantable left ventricular assist devices are used as a bridge to transplantation and for long-term support. These devices connect the left ventricle to the ascending aorta and provide no right-sided assistance. Right heart failure due to poor myocardial function and/or elevated pulmonary vascular resistance occurred in 21 per cent of patients in trials of one device, and temporary mechanical support for the right ventricle was required. The ventilation strategy is as for the Fontan circulation; low airway pressures are combined with selective and non-selective pulmonary vasodilators.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

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