Use of Echocardiography in Patients with Intracardiac Devices

  • Edward Chu
  • Karthik Seetharam
  • Brandon W. CalendaEmail author
  • Farooq A. Chaudhry


Intracardiac ventricular assist devices (VADs) are increasingly being used in the management of patients with severe heart failure refractory to medical therapy. In the CCU, echocardiography is utilized to confirm appropriate position and function of intracardiac VAD components as part of routine surveillance or in response to concerning signs and symptoms. This chapter will focus on the use of echocardiography in adult patients with durable continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) as well as short-term, percutaneous left- and right-sided Impella VADs.


Impella Assist devices Heart failure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Chu
    • 1
  • Karthik Seetharam
    • 1
  • Brandon W. Calenda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Farooq A. Chaudhry
    • 1
  1. 1.Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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