By using PV loops as a feedback mechanism, one can optimize a patient’s hemodynamic state resulting from acute or long-term mechanical circulatory support. Quantitative measures of ventricular energetics, diastolic function, and dyssynchrony provide a comprehensive assessment of hemodynamic function tailored specifically to that patient.
This video showcases left ventricular unloading by a percutaneous left ventricular assist device (pVAD).
i. 2020; New Insights into RV Function among patients with LVAD: PV Loop Analysis. Click here to see article
ii. 2020; PV Loop Analysis of LV Unloading by a Percutaneous Transvalvular Pump. Click here to see article.
iii. 2019; Clinical PV Loop Applications. Click here to read article.
iv. 2017; Acute Circulatory Support in MI and Shock. Click here to open article.
v. 2004; Beat-to-Beat Effects of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump. Click here to open article.