Mechanical Circulatory Support in End-Stage Heart Failure

A Practical Manual

  • Andrea Montalto
  • Antonio Loforte
  • Francesco Musumeci
  • Thomas Krabatsch
  • Mark S. Slaughter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Preoperative Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-12
    2. Vito Piazza, A. Montalto, C. Amarelli, A. Loforte, Francesco Musumeci
      Pages 13-23
    3. F. Grigioni, L. Potena, G. Marinelli, Marco Masetti
      Pages 25-35
    4. Cristiano Amarelli, Marianna Buonocore, Ciro Maiello, Andrea Montalto, Georg Wieselthaler
      Pages 37-58
    5. Maria Frigerio, Manlio Cipriani, Fabrizio Oliva, Federico Pappalardo
      Pages 59-74
    6. Michael Dandel, Evgenij V. Potapov, Nader Moazami
      Pages 75-91
    7. A. Barbone, Bart P. Meyns
      Pages 93-102
    8. V. Tarzia, G. Bortolussi, Lorenzo Bagozzi, T. Bottio, G. Gerosa
      Pages 103-106
    9. Steven Tsui, Colleen Pietras, David L. Joyce
      Pages 107-113
    10. Daisuke Yoshioka, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka
      Pages 115-119
    11. Yasuhiro Shudo, Hanjay Wang, Andrew B. Goldstone, Y. Joseph Woo
      Pages 121-129
    12. Michael Dandel, Stephan Schueler
      Pages 131-147
    13. Maria Frigerio, Manlio Cipriani, David Feldman
      Pages 149-158
  3. Intraoperative Tips and Pitfalls

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-161
    2. Oliver Voigt, Friedrich Kaufmann
      Pages 175-181
    3. M. Baiocchi, M. Benedetto, G. Frascaroli
      Pages 183-191

About this book


This book is a detailed practical guide to the use of ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts to provide mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in patients with end-stage heart failure. It explains why MCS may be indicated, which patients require MCS, when and how to implant ventricular assist devices or a total artificial heart, and how to avoid potential complications of MCS. Management throughout the period of care is described, from preimplantation to follow-up, and both typical and atypical cases are discussed. The text features numerous helpful tips and tricks relating to surgical and nonsurgical management and is supported by a wealth of high-quality illustrations that document the preoperative evaluation and implantation techniques. Heart transplantation remains the gold standard for the treatment of patients suffering from end-stage heart failure, but the shortage of donors has led to an increase in the use of MCS. This book will assist all physicians, and especially cardiologists and anesthesiologists, who are involved in the care of these patients.


Heart failure Mechanical Circulatory Support Ventricular Assist Device Total Artificial Heart Cardiology Anestesthesiology Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Montalto
    • 1
  • Antonio Loforte
    • 2
  • Francesco Musumeci
    • 3
  • Thomas Krabatsch
    • 4
  • Mark S. Slaughter
    • 5
  1. 1.San Camillo-Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac SurgeryS.Orsola-Malpighi HospitalBolognaItaly
  3. 3.San Camillo-Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly
  4. 4.Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinBerlinGermany
  5. 5.Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43381-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43383-7
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