Table 3.

Possible changes in LVAD parameters during hemodialysis

ConditionLVAD Parameter Outcome
Uncontrolled hypertension Afterload ➔ PI and pump flow
Excessive volume removal Preload ➔ PI and pump flow
Trendelenburg position or saline infusion Preload ➔ ↑ PI and pump flow
  • LVAD, left ventricular assist device; PI, pulsatility index.