Left ventricular assist devices reduced the risk for death and increased 1-year survival in chronic end-stage heart failure

Alpert, Joseph S.
May 2002
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2002, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p88
Academic Journal
Comments on a study which investigated the long-term use of a left ventricular assist device for end-stage heart failure. Outcome measure; Comparison between the Thoratec left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) with aggressive medical therapy in patients with chronic end-stage heart failure; Benefits from LVAD therapy.


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