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.
Choong, C. K. C., Pasque, M. K., Shelton, K., Kehoe-Huck, B., Ewald, G. A., Horstmanshof, D., & Moazami, N. (2005). The beneficial role of left ventricular assist device destination therapy in the reversal of contraindications to cardiac transplantation. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 130(3), 879 - 880. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2005.02.014