Posts Tagged ‘ventricular assist devices’

September 10, 2013

Should Eligibility for Heart Transplantation Be a Requirement for Left Ventricular Assist Device Use? Recommendations Based on a Systematic Review


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This Canadian group has generated the first systematic review of the clinical and economic effects of continuous-flow LVADs in Bridge to Transplant (BTT) and Destination Therapy (DT) patients. They conclude that evidence is sufficient to support LVAD use, regardless of transplantation eligibility status, as long as patients are carefully selected and program infrastructure and budget […]

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June 21, 2013

Advanced Therapies for Congenital Heart Disease: Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplantation.


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This article reviews heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support approaches and outcomes in the management of congenital heart disease; a growing demographic in the adult heart transplant community.

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October 30, 2012

The Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: 29th Official Adult Heart Transplant Report—2012


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The ISHLT annual Adult Heart Transplant Report – 2012 is now available.

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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.

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