September 2014—Mechanical Circulatory Support
Mechanical circulatory support devices have emerged as a treatment for advanced heart failure in patients who are not eligible for cardiac transplant. With Guest Editors, Drs Gino Gerosa and Andrea Colli, this issue focuses on the utilization, outcomes, and innovations of this evolving therapy. Articles include minimally invasive approaches to long-term ventricular assist device (VAD) placement, management of pump thrombosis, biventricular VADs versus left VADs for right heart failure, and much more. Special authors include Biancarosa Volpe, Mattias Neyt, Simon Maltais, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Andrea Baronetto, and many more.