Tandem Heart

Indications

  • Cardiac Allograft Failure/Post-Cardiac Transplant Right Ventricular Failure (see Cardiac Transplant, [[Cardiac Transplant]])
  • Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction (see Cardiogenic Shock, [[Cardiogenic Shock]]): with or without ischemic mitral regurgitation or ventricular septal rupture
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) (see Congestive Heart Failure, [[Congestive Heart Failure]])
  • High-Risk Coronary Intervention with Complex Coronary Artery Disease and Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction (EF <35%)
  • Support During High-Risk Percutaneous Valve Procedures
  • Support During Electrophysiologic Procedures in Patients with Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction: these patients may not tolerate sustained ventricular arrhythmias during the procedure
  • Medically-Refractory (Predominantly Ventricular) Ischemic Arrhythmias

Physiology


Technique

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Adverse Effects/Complications

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