HFA of the ESC position paper on the management of LVAD-supported patients for the non-LVAD specialist healthcare provider Part 3: at the hospital and discharge

Finn Gustafsson, Binyamin Ben Avraham, Ovidiu Chioncel, Tal Hasin, Avishai Grupper, Aviv Shaul, Sanemn Nalbantgil, Yoav Hammer, Wilfried Mullens, Laurens F. Tops, Jeremy Elliston, Steven Tsui, Davor Milicic, Johann Altenberger, Miriam Abuhazira, Stephan Winnik, Jacob Lavee, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Lorrena Hill, Righab HamdanArjang Ruhparwar, Stefan Anker, Marisa Generosa Crespo-Leiro, Andrew J.S. Coats, Gerasimos Filippatos, Marco Metra, Giuseppe Rosano, Petar Seferovic, Frank Ruschitzka, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Yaron Barac, Nicolaas De Jonge, Maria Frigerio, Eva Goncalvesova, Israel Gotsman, Osnat Itzhaki Ben Zadok, Piotr Ponikowski, Luciano Potena, Arsen Ristic, Tiny Jaarsma, Tuvia Ben Gal*

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Abstract

The growing population of left ventricular assist device (LVAD)-supported patients increases the probability of an LVAD- supported patient hospitalized in the internal or surgical wards with certain expected device related, and patient-device interaction complication as well as with any other comorbidities requiring hospitalization. In this third part of the trilogy on the management of LVAD-supported patients for the non-LVAD specialist healthcare provider, definitions and structured approach to the hospitalized LVAD-supported patient are presented including blood pressure assessment, medical therapy of the LVAD supported patient, and challenges related to anaesthesia and non-cardiac surgical interventions. Finally, important aspects to consider when discharging an LVAD patient home and palliative and end-of-life approaches are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4425-4443
Number of pages19
JournalESC Heart Failure
Volume8
Issue number6
Early online date28 Sept 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2021

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© 2021 The Authors. ESC Heart Failure published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of European Society of Cardiology.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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