A call for guidance in the use of left ventricular assist devices in older adults.

Abstract

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are approved as "destination therapy" (permanent use without plans for transplantation) in individuals with advanced heart failure who are not candidates for a cardiac transplant; as such, these devices are increasingly being used in older adults. Although LVADs have been shown to increase quality of life and survival… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03740.x

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