Ventricular assist devices (VADs) have become an established therapeutic option for patients with end-stage heart failure. The appearance of heart failure in VAD patients seems unexpected. Nevertheless, this phenomenon is not rare. We report six cases of VAD patients with clinical presentation of heart failure at different times after implantation and describe the mechanisms involved. The aetiology of this heart failure, like its clinical presentation, varies and has yet to be identified. © 2012 Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
Aissaoui, N., Morshuis, M., Diebold, B., Guerot, E., & Gummert, J. (2013, January). Heart failure while on ventricular assist device support: A true clinical entity? Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acvd.2012.09.006