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  1. Mohamad Adnan (Mohamad) Alkhouli, M.D.

    Mohamad Adnan (Mohamad) Alkhouli, M.D.

    1. Interventional Cardiologist
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Balloon pulmonary angioplasty, Patent foramen ovale closure, Coronary angiogram, Tricuspid valve repair and replacement..., Atrial septostomy, Pulmonary vein stent placement, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Right heart catheterization with exercise, Coronary physiology assessment, Pulmonary vein angioplasty, Alcohol septal ablation, Mitral valve repair and replacement, Left atrial appendage closure, Coronary angioplasty and stenting, Ventricular assist device implantation, Pulmonary artery catheter insertion, Tricuspid valve regurgitation, Tricuspid valve disease, Aortic valve stenosis, Coronary artery disease, Stroke, Atrial septal defect, Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve disease, Patent foramen ovale, Ventricular septal defect, Mitral valve regurgitation

  2. Kevin Landolfo, M.D.

    Kevin Landolfo, M.D.

    1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    2. General Surgeon
    1. Jacksonville, FL
    Areas of focus:

    Heart valve repair, Lung transplant, Ventricular assist device implantation, Heart surgery, Heart transplant, Thoracic ...aortic aneurysm surgery, Heart valve disease, Coronary artery disease, Thoracic aortic aneurysm, Lung cancer, Atrial fibrillation, Heart failure

  3. Philip J. Spencer, M.D.

    Philip J. Spencer, M.D.

    1. Transplant Surgeon
    2. Cardiovascular Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Heart transplant, Aortic valve repair and replacement, Tricuspid valve repair and replacement, Ventricular assist devic...e implantation, Mitral valve repair and replacement, Coronary bypass surgery, Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, Lung transplant, Coronary artery disease, Heart failure, Tricuspid valve disease, Aortic aneurysm, Lung disorder, Endocarditis

  4. John M. Stulak, M.D.

    John M. Stulak, M.D.

    1. Cardiovascular Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Heart transplant, Heart valve repair, Surgical procedure, Pulmonary valve repair and replacement, Transplant, Tricuspid... valve repair and replacement, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Pericardiectomy, Heart valve surgery, Mechanical circulatory support device implantation, Atrial flutter ablation, Chest surgery, Heart valve replacement, Atrial fibrillation ablation, Aortic root surgery, Ventricular assist device implantation, Aortic valve repair and replacement, Aneurysm surgery, Coronary bypass surgery, Mitral valve repair and replacement, Maze procedure, Valve-sparing aortic root replacement, Heart surgery, Heart care, Tricuspid valve disease, Heart tumor, Pericarditis, Heart arrhythmia, Heart valve disease, Coronary artery disease, Aneurysm, Heart failure

  5. Mauricio A. Villavicencio Theoduloz, M.D.

    Mauricio A. Villavicencio Theoduloz, M.D.

    1. Cardiovascular Surgeon
    2. Transplant Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Heart valve repair, Pericardiectomy, Ventricular assist device implantation, Lung transplant, Aortic root surgery, Coro...nary bypass surgery, Atrial fibrillation ablation, Heart surgery, Aortic valve repair and replacement, Maze procedure, Aneurysm surgery, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Heart valve replacement, Heart care, Mitral valve repair and replacement, Tricuspid valve repair and replacement, Atrial flutter ablation, Mechanical circulatory support device implantation, Heart tumor, Aneurysm, Coronary artery disease, Heart arrhythmia, Pericarditis, Heart valve disease, Tricuspid valve disease, Heart failure, Transplant disorder, Lung disorder

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart diseases (cardiologists), doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) and other experts study ventricular assist devices (VADs) and other heart-assist devices such as the total artificial heart. Mayo Clinic researchers participate in clinical trials for ventricular assist devices, and they've published research findings regarding VADs.

You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about cardiovascular research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.

Areas of research have included:

  • Less invasive ways to implant a VAD
  • Infection risk and treatment after LVAD implantation
  • Understanding how LVAD blood flow interacts with the heart and rest of the body
  • Patient outcomes after VAD implantation
  • Prevention and management of complications after VAD implantation
  • How people considering LVAD destination therapy make decisions about their care (shared decision-making intervention)

Publications

See a list of publications about ventricular assist device by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research Profiles

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Ventricular assist device care at Mayo Clinic

May 11, 2022
  1. Yancy CW, et al. 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA focused update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of heart failure. Circulation. 2017; doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000509.
  2. Ventricular assist device. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/ventricular-assist-device. Accessed June 8, 2021.
  3. Miller LW, et al. Evolution of left ventricular assist device therapy for advanced heart failure: A review. JAMA Cardiology. 2018; doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.0522.
  4. Vieira JL, et al. Mechanical circulatory support devices in advanced heart failure: 2020 and beyond. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 2020; doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2020.09.003.
  5. Bonow RO, et al., eds. Mechanical circulatory support. In: Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 11th ed. Elsevier; 2019. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed June 8, 2021.
  6. Brown AY. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic. May 21, 2021.
  7. How can I prepare for heart surgery? American Heart Association. https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/answers-by-heart-fact-sheets/answers-by-heart-fact-sheets-treatments-and-tests. Accessed June 8, 2021.
  8. Office of Patient Education. Getting ready for heart surgery. Mayo Clinic; 2011.
  9. Brown DL. Ventricular assist device therapy in advanced heart failure. In: Cardiac Intensive Care. 3rd ed. Elsevier. 2019. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed June 8, 2021.
  10. Mancini D. Practical management of long-term mechanical circulatory support devices. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed June 8, 2021.
  11. O'Horo JC, et al. Left ventricular assist device infections: A systematic review. ASAIO Journal. 2018; doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000684.
  12. Allen LA, et al. Effectiveness of an intervention supporting shared decision making for destination therapy left ventricular assist device: The DECIDE-LVAD randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2018; doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.8713.
  13. Pasrija C, et al. Less invasive left ventricular assist device implantation may reduce right ventricular failure. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. 2019; doi:10.1093/icvts/ivz143.
  14. Bachmann JM, et al. Association of cardiac rehabilitation with decreased hospitalizations and mortality after ventricular assist device implantation. JACC Heart Failure. 2018; doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2017.11.002.
  15. Sen A, et al. Mechanical circulatory assist devices: A primer for critical care and emergency physicians. Critical Care. 2016; doi:10.1186/s13054-016-1328-z.
  16. Parsons PE, eds. Ventricular assist device. In: Critical Care Secrets. 6th ed. Elsevier; 2019. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed June 18, 2021.
  17. Rosenbaum AN (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic. June 21, 2021.
  18. Dunlay SM (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic. March 12, 2019.

Ventricular assist device (VAD)