Bridge to transplantation: current outcomes.

@article{Aggarwal2010BridgeTT,
  title={Bridge to transplantation: current outcomes.},
  author={Sanjeev Kumar Aggarwal and Francis D. Pagani},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={455-61}
}
The use of implantable ventricular assist devices for the treatment of advanced, decompensated heart failure as a bridge to heart transplantation has experienced considerable evolution over the past decade. Improvements in the management and prevention of serious adverse events, and introduction of new continuous-flow rotary pumps that are smaller, more durable, and associated with fewer serious adverse advents has expanded the use of this therapy to a larger population of patients for bridge… CONTINUE READING

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