Tarzia V, Bortolussi G, Bianco R, Buratto E, Bejko J, Carrozzini M, et al
. Extracorporeal life support in cardiogenic shock: Impact of acute versus chronic etiology on outcome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:333-40 pubmed publisher
..In "chronic" heart failure, ECLS represents a bridge to a ventricular assist device or heart transplantation, whereas in "acute" settings, it offers a considerable chance of recovery, and is often the only required therapy. ..
Tarzia V, Braccioni F, Bortolussi G, Buratto E, Gallo M, Bottio T, et al
. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing responses to different external portable drivers in a patient with a CardioWest Total Artificial Heart. J Artif Organs. 2016;19:188-91 pubmed publisher
..This case highlights the potential utility of CPET as a means for monitoring and indicating timing of HTx in patients with CW-TAH, as well as the potential for clinical deterioration following portable driver substitution. ..
Tarzia V, Di Giammarco G, Di Mauro M, Bortolussi G, Maccherini M, Tursi V, et al
. From bench to bedside: Can the improvements in left ventricular assist device design mitigate adverse events and increase survival?. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:213-7 pubmed publisher
..Further studies are needed to prove the favorable impact of pump-enhanced fluid dynamics on long-term results. ..