Reading Time: 3 minutes The Pre-brief The need for inotropic support with dobutamine or milrinone is common in the management of decompensated heart failure…
Reading Time: 7 minutes An excellent review of LVAD specific infections was recently published by Qu and colleagues. Here are the highlights.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Taking care of an LVAD patient in extremis can be nerve-wracking. Call their VAD coordinator immediately. Then, just as you would in a code situation, take your own pulse first (because the patient may not have one), take a deep breath, and remember your ABCs.