TY - CHAP A1 - Sabino Scolletta A2 - Bonizella Biagioli A3 - Federico Franchi A4 - Luigi Muzzi ED1 - Kazuo Komamura Y1 - 2013-05-08 PY - 2013 T1 - Echocardiography and Hemodynamic Monitoring Tools for Clinical Assessment of Patients on Mechanical Circulatory Support N2 - Recent Advances in the Field of Ventricular Assist Devices covers recent various advances and developments relating to ventricular assist devices and their diverse complications. Firstly, we overview recent technical advances as well as current indications, clinical outcomes, and countermeasures against complications, and furthermore, the latest techniques to identify clinical effectiveness at the patient’s bedside. Secondly, we elucidate the current status of countermeasures against gastrointestinal bleeding, and current research on allosensitization during the usage of continuous flow pump. Finally, we explore the possibility of a new adjunct therapy in combination with ventricular assist devices. We hope that this book will provide valuable and up-to-date information on research and clinical use of ventricular assist devices. BT - Recent Advances in the Field of Ventricular Assist Devices SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/55918 DO - 10.5772/55918 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2018-07-16 ER -