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June 2022 Br J Cardiol 2022;29(3) doi:10.5837/bjc.2022.022

The protracted path to untethered mechanical circulatory support: always the future or reality soon?

Jignesh K Patel

Abstract

Professor Jignesh K Patel The human heart has evolved over millennia whereby it is able to pump up to 20 litres per minute upon demand, it can adapt to work efficiently at altitudes of up to 30,000 feet and at high atmospheric pressures under sea. It is not surprising, therefore, that the first attempts at therapies for end-stage heart disease focused on orthotopic transplantation. Certainly, over the last 50 years since Barnard’s first heart transplant, significant advances in immunosuppression and post-transplant management have led to heart transplantation being the optimal long-term solution. One-year survival now exceeds 90% at many in

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March 2018 doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.008

Percutaneous transcatheter closure of the aortic valve to treat aortic insufficiency after LVAD implantation

Wala Mattar, Christopher Walker, Shelley Rahman Haley, Andre Simon, Charles Ilsley

Abstract

Figure 1. Two-dimensional (2D) transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) long-axis colour Doppler across the aortic valve showing the extent and severity of aortic regurgitation (AR) Case A 59-year-old male patient was referred to our hospital for further management of end-stage heart failure and transplant assessment secondary to atypical cardiomyopathy (arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy [ARVC] with left ventricular [LV] involvement). Figure 2. 2D TOE long-axis colour Doppler across the aortic valve showing the extent and severity of AR Following the multi-disciplinary selection process and accompanying investigations, a Heartwar

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