The impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy in an end-stage heart failure patient with a left ventricular assist device as a bridge to recovery. A case report.


A 15-year-old male with acute decompensated heart failure was referred to our hospital for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation as a bridge to recovery. Despite optimal medication, repetitive LVAD off-pump test findings suggested that his cardiac function had not improved enough to perform LVAD removal. However, his cardiac function… (More)


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