Mechanical assistance of the failing heart in the elderly

Van Meter, C.H., Smart, F.W., Stapleton, D.D., Ventura, H.O. and Ochsner, J.L. (1996) Mechanical assistance of the failing heart in the elderly. Cardiology in the Elderly, 4 1: 28-31.

Author Van Meter, C.H.
Smart, F.W.
Stapleton, D.D.
Ventura, H.O.
Ochsner, J.L.
Title Mechanical assistance of the failing heart in the elderly
Journal name Cardiology in the Elderly
ISSN 1058-3661
Publication date 1996-02
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 28
End page 31
Total pages 4
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract Continued success with cardiac transplantation has led to expansion of the donor pool and broadening of recipient criteria. As older patients are accepted for transplantation, experience with mechanical bridge to transplant in the elderly has expanded, Review of the patient registries for three types of ventricular assist device allowed us to assess experience with these devices in the elderly (that is, aged over 60 years) population. Outcome, in terms of success of bridge to transplant and post-transplant survival, was excellent when compared with that in the general population, and supports the application of this technology to appropriate patients. These observations also support the concept of mechanical assistance as an alternative to cardiac transplant in the elderly.
Keyword Bridge to transplant
Cardiac assistance
Elderly
Mechanical assistance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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