Tag: LVAD

1. In this randomized, stepped-wedge control trial of patients with heart failure under consideration for mechanical circulatory support (MCS), a shared decision-making educational intervention was linked with improved patient comprehension of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) and concordance of treatment choice with patient values. 2. The shared decision making intervention...
1. Centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) were found to be noninferior to traditional axis-flow devices for the treatment of New York Heart Association (NYHA) class IIIb and IV heart failure refractory to medial therapy. 2. Though there was a significantly lower rate of device failure requiring surgical intervention, centrifugal-flow...
Image: PD/Thoratec 1. Incidence of pump thrombosis associated with HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) was found to have increased in recent years.  2. Of note, this study was carried out at three institutions and may or may not represent a generalizable trend. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: This study...