Durability of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: a systematic review.

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BACKGROUND Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are becoming an increasingly viable alternative therapy for heart failure, either as a bridge to heart transplantation (BTT) or destination therapy (DT). The latter has become increasingly popular in recent years, in the face of a donor organ shortage and a rise in elderly patients ineligible for heart… (More)
DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2225-319X.2014.11.01

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@article{Xie2014DurabilityOC, title={Durability of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: a systematic review.}, author={Ashleigh Xie and K. Luan Phan and Tristan Dongbo Yan}, journal={Annals of cardiothoracic surgery}, year={2014}, volume={3 6}, pages={547-56} }