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Title Prospective Hemodynamic Assessment of Cardica Resynchronization Therapy Effectiveness Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Support
Therapeutic Area Cardiac Failure, Heart Diseases, Heart Failure
Principal Investigator Michael Kiernan, MD
Min Age 18 Years
Gender All
Contact Michael Kiernan, MD
617 636-8068


To understated the effects of different pacemaker settings on heart function in patients with LVADS.

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Have a biventricular pacemaker
  • Have a pulmonary artery catheter
  • Be stable enough to be transferred out of the ICU

Exclusion Criteria

  • Still on IV medications to support your heart
  • Still have a breathing tube
  • Heart rate greater than 115

Study Requirements

  • 1 hours at patient's bedside.
  • 3-4 teaspoons of blood.