Device Therapy and Arrhythmia Management in Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients

Published: April 04, 2019

Illustration showing a male torso wearing an LVAD device with a ECG readout in the background showing ventricular-tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
  • Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) are used frequently for the management of patients with advanced heart failure and low ejection fraction.
  • Atrial and ventricular arrhythmias are common in this setting, but there is no consensus on best practices for the management of these arrhythmias.
  • This statement addresses the evidence and provides guidance on the management of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias in this unique patient population.