Tag: echocardiography

Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy

Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy: A Focused Review on Optimal Patient Selection and Long-Term Follow-up Using Echocardiography Authors: Vilaro, Juan R.; Szady, Anita; Ahmed, Mustafa M.; Dawson, Jacqueline; Aranda, Juan M. Despite widespread awareness and use of scientifically proven life-prolonging medical and device-based therapies over the last two decades, heart failure remains a leading cause of morbidity, […]

Evaluation of the Heart Failure Patient by Echocardiography

The Evaluation of the Heart Failure Patient by Echocardiography: Time to go beyond the Ejection Fraction Authors: Dowe, Jacqueline Dawson; Vilaro, Juan; Hamilton, Karen; Szady, Anita; Aranda, Juan M. Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the ventricle to fill with or eject blood. […]