Frequency of Poor Outcome (Death or Poor Quality of Life) After Left Ventricular Assist Device for Destination Therapy

Abstract

Patients with end-stage heart failure are highly symptomatic and are expected to have a short life expectancy without intervention. For patients who are not candidates for heart transplantation, a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) may be an ideal treatment option as destination therapy, meaning that the patient is expected to live with the device until… (More)

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