Exercise hemodynamics during extended continuous flow left ventricular assist device support : the response of systemic cardiovascular parameters and pump performance

J.R. Martina, N. Jonge, de, M.C.M. Rutten, J.H. Kirkels, C. Klöpping, B.F.M. Rodermans, E Sukkel, N. Hulstein, B.A.J.M. Mol, de, J.R. Lahpor

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Abstract

Patients on continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (cf-LVADs) are able to return to an active lifestyle and perform all sorts of physical activities. This study aims to evaluate exercise hemodynamics in patients with a HeartMate II cf-LVAD (HM II). Thirty (30) patients underwent a bicycle exercise test. Along with exercise capacity, systemic cardiovascular responses and pump performance were evaluated at 6 and 12 months after HM II implantation. From rest to maximum exercise, heart rate increased from 87 +/- 14 to 140 +/- 32 beats/minute (bpm) (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-762
JournalArtificial Organs
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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