Is Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy Underutilized in the Treatment of Heart Failure ? Left Ventricular Assist Devices Are Underutilized

@inproceedings{Miller2011IsLV,
  title={Is Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy Underutilized in the Treatment of Heart Failure ? Left Ventricular Assist Devices Are Underutilized},
  author={Leslie W. Miller},
  year={2011}
}
Heart failure has become one of the fastest growing cardiovascular diagnoses, with estimates as high as 500 000 new cases per year.1,2 This growth is in part a result of the reductions in death from acute coronary syndromes, increased use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and improved survival with most cardiovascular interventions, which have led to this continued increase in the number of patients who develop progressive heart failure (HF). The estimated number of people in the… CONTINUE READING