Left Ventricular Assist Device Driveline Infections: The Achilles' Heel of Destination Therapy.

  • Marc Angud
  • Published 2015 in AACN advanced critical care

Abstract

Heart failure is a chronic progressive disease that affects millions of people in the United States. Although medical management of heart failure has helped improve quality of life and survival, end-stage heart failure ultimately requires a heart transplant or long-term left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support. With more patients awaiting transplant… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/NCI.0000000000000108

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