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      Right heart failure and benefits of adjuvant tricuspid valve repair in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation.

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          Abstract

          Although right heart failure (RVF) is an important issue in the management of patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), the benefits of performing tricuspid valve repair in conjunction with LVAD implantation have not been demonstrated.

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          Journal
          Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
          European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
          1873-734X
          1010-7940
          Nov 2014
          : 46
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Centre, Osaka, Japan tomofujita@nifty.com tfujita@hsp.ncvc.go.jp.
          [2 ] Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Centre, Osaka, Japan.
          [3 ] Department of Transplantation, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Centre, Osaka, Japan.
          Article
          ezu040
          10.1093/ejcts/ezu040
          24574450
          © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.

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