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Biventricular Assist Device Bvad
Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart. ...Read more
Which is the average life expectancy after having a left ventricular assist device, or lvad installed?
LVAD: Nowadays, 80–85% of patients are alive a year after having an lvad fitted and 70–75% after two years. This is fantastic considering that many of them would only have had a life expectancy of 12 months or less before their lvad treatment. One patient whom i know lived for 5.5 yrs (destination therapy). ...Read more
Depends: Like most of medicine and life, you have to balance relative risk vs absolute risk. The absolute risk of an lvad is high (stroke, infection, death) but if the heart is really failing and a donor cannot be found, the relative risk of not doing an lvad may be higher than putting one in. It all depends on the overall clinical circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an aed useful in effectively treatment for sudden cardiac arrest to synchronize cardioversion?
Sudden cardiac death: Icd's are utilized in patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac death or ventricular arrhythmias. These can be patients who already have significant structural heart disease or may have already suffered a sudden death episode. Also they are utilized in patient's who have certain familial conditions which may predispose them to sudden death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Detection: It detects fast heart beats above a threshold set by the cardiologist and programmed into the defibrillator and delivers a shock or atp - pacemaker override, depending on the heart rate. It will deliver subsequent shocks depending on the heart rate it detects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pacemakers: Strong magnetic fields such as those used in security metal detectors and magnetic fields produced by large electric motors can interfere with pacemaker and defibrillator function. They may not necessarily turn a device "off" but can interfere with its programming. With only rare exceptions, patients with these devices need to avoid MRI scanners. Patients with these devices can have ct scans. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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