Fixed pulmonary hypertension (FPH) is considered a contraindication to cardiac transplantation. Ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy through prolonged left ventricular unloading may reverse FPH. Our aim was to assess post-transplant outcomes and survival in patients with and without FPH undergoing VAD implantation as bridge to transplant.
|The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
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|Published - 1 Nov 2010