Clarification of the intent of ventricular assist devices before patient consent.


Moazami and Feldman recently proposed a single indication for mechanical circulatory support (MCS). This indication, ‘‘end-stage heart failure refractory to medical therapy,’’ similar to the tripartite nomenclature (‘‘destination therapy,’’ ‘‘bridge to transplant,’’ and ‘‘bridge to recovery’’) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.03.003


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