Atrophy of the Heart After Insertion of a Left Ventricular Assist Device and Closure of the Aortic Valve.

Research paper by William C WC Roberts, Shelley A SA Hall, Jong M JM Ko, Peter A PA McCullough, Brian B Lima

Indexed on: 23 Jan '16Published on: 23 Jan '16Published in: The American Journal of Cardiology®


Described are findings in a 70-year-old man who had heart transplantation 4 years after treatment with a left ventricular assist device, and surgical closure of his previously replaced aortic valve. The result was a totally nonfunctioning left ventricle resulting in severe atrophy.