Heart Assist Pump for Permanent Implantation for Heart Failure
How Does a LVAD Work?
- Are not candidates for transplant
- Do not respond to standard treatment
- Have a low risk of surviving 1-2 years
Potential Problems with the Device
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org
Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.com
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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Implanted cardiac devices for heart failure. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated September 22, 2014. Accessed December 12, 2014.
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
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