Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Clinical Use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Department of Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin St. Suite 1901, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: mechanical circulatory support, cardio-oncology, amyloidosis, myocarditis, cardiomyopathies
The era of ventricular assist devices (VAD) has arrived and is here to stay. In the USA, over 20,000 durable devices (the vast majority of which are isolated to the left ventricle i.e. “LVADs”) have been implanted in over 180 hospitals. As the technology continues to advance, patients with durable LVADs are living longer and with improved quality of life compared to patients on early generation devices. Most of these patients continue to be followed by internists for their general health. As inpatients, many LVAD patients are cared for by hospitals and internal medicine subspecialties for adverse events that are common for patients on long-term device support such as infections, gastrointestinal bleeding, and strokes. As the field continues to advance, with multiple FDA-approved devices, and as the volume of patients increases, it is imperative that the care of these patients is shared between heart failure cardiologists and the patients’ primary care physicians. This Special Issue aims to both update the internal medicine community on VAD use as well as to provide a forum for clinical and translational research within the VAD community.
Dr. Barry Trachtenberg
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Ventricular assist device
- Mechanical circulatory support
- Heart failure
- Destination therapy