Device Therapy and Arrhythmia Management in Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

May 14, 2019

Last Updated Month/Year

November 28, 2022

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To review the available evidence and to provide guidance on the management of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias in this unique patient population, as well as procedural interventions and cardiovascular implantable electronic device and cardiac resynchronization therapy programming strategies, on the basis of a comprehensive literature review by electrophysiologists, heart failure cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and cardiovascular nurse specialists with expertise in managing these patients. 

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings


Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D054143 - Heart Failure, Systolic


ventricular assist device

Source Citation

Device Therapy and Arrhythmia Management in Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, FAHA, Chair, William K. Cornwell, MD, Jonathan W. Dukes, MD, Christopher R. Ellis, MD, Kathleen T. Hickey, EdD, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAHA, José A. Joglar, MD, FAHA, Francis D. Pagani, MD, PhD, Henri Roukoz, MD, Mark S. Slaughter, MD, FAHA, Kristen K. Patton, MD, FAHA, Vice Chair, On behalf of the American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee; Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing