October 30, 2012

Can Long-Term Ventricular Assist Devices Be Safely Implanted in Low-Volume Non-Heart Transplant Centres?


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The development of MCS programs capable of implanting long-term VADs at non-transplant centres may provide more Canadians suffering from end-stage heart failure and critical cardiogenic shock with access to cardiac transplantation as a life-saving therapy. The ongoing debate regarding center volume and outcomes is addressed.

Cardiac Transplantation

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