Advanced heart failure treated with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device.

@article{Slaughter2009AdvancedHF,
  title={Advanced heart failure treated with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device.},
  author={Mark S. Slaughter and J. G. Rogers and Carmelo A. Milano and Stuart D. Russell and John V. Conte and David Feldman and Benjamin Chih-An Sun and Antone J. Tatooles and Reynolds M. Delgado and James W Long and Thomas C Wozniak and Waqas S. Ghumman and David Mascarenas Donald Hush James Theiler Charles Farrar and O. Howard Frazier},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={361 23},
  pages={
          2241-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with advanced heart failure have improved survival rates and quality of life when treated with implanted pulsatile-flow left ventricular assist devices as compared with medical therapy. New continuous-flow devices are smaller and may be more durable than the pulsatile-flow devices. METHODS In this randomized trial, we enrolled patients with advanced heart failure who were ineligible for transplantation, in a 2:1 ratio, to undergo implantation of a continuous-flow device… CONTINUE READING
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