[Treatment of end-stage heart failure by implantable ventricular assist devices].


The strategy for severe heart failure treatment has changed dramatically since 2011 by the initiation of clinical use of implantable continuous flow ventricular assist devices( LVADs) in Japan. The continuous flow LVADs include DeBakey ventricular assist device (VAD), HeartMate II, HeartWare, Dura-Heart, and EVAHEART, although EVAHEART alone is clinically… (More)