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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000441913.24525.19
Feature: MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY DEVICES

LVAD: LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES for end-stage heart failure

Laing, Craig MSN, RN, ANP-BC

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Abstract

Heart failure affects more than 5 million Americans with approximately 200,000 patients in end-stage disease that has failed traditional treatment. Historically, the only option for treatment was a heart transplant until left ventricular assist devices offered another option.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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