The beneficial role of left ventricular assist device destination therapy in the reversal of contraindications to cardiac transplantation

Cliff Khuat Chye Choong, Michael K Pasque, Kim Shelton, Beth Kehoe-Huck, Gregory A Ewald, Douglas Horstmanshof, Nader Moazami

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Abstract

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are increasingly used as destination therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure who are unsuitable for cardiac transplantation. 1-3 There are few data regarding patients placed on LVADs intended for destination therapy whose improvement eventually allows for listing for cardiac transplantation. We report our experience with such a group of patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879 - 880
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume130
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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