(13) There is information available regarding a PT for a patient in the ICU with a biventricular assist device, (14) but that device did not require cardiectomy
for implantation, which changes how a patient can be monitored during care.
in total artificial heart (TAH) patients prevents electrocar-diography, telemetry, and native pulse rate monitoring.
Monitoring the patient is similar for TAH and LVAD with the following exceptions: Since a patient with a TAH has undergone a cardiectomy
, there is no native heart rate or monitoring via telemetry.