Left Ventricular Assist Devices

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Nurses Edition Commentary

Kathy Garvin, RN and Lisa Chavez, RN
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Haney M. -

Hey EMRAP listeners!

I hope you are enjoying this April's EMRAP educational goodness! A very sharp listener picked up on something that I misspoke about during the LVAD portion of the podcast. At the 11 minute mark I said that when a LVAD patient develops a pump thrombosis, the ultrasound may demonstrate a small left ventricle and a large right ventricle. This, my friends, was a simply a flub, a gaffe, a slip of my tongue and what I actually meant to say was that a patients with a pump thrombosis will have an enlargement of both the right and left ventricle on ultrasound. A pump thrombosis (which will be distal to the left ventricle) causes an outflow obstruction of blood from the left ventricle. This obstruction may cause a dilation of the left ventricle and subsequently dilation of the right ventricle over time. The EMRAP team has actually used magic to fix the audio (yes, real magic).

My sincerest apologies to any one who was confused by this audio and please don’t hesitate to write back if you have any questions. ...and thank you all, for what you do!

Haney

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