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Managing Patients With Heart Failure All the Way to a Heart Transplant

Pirozzi, Rebecca, BSN, RN, CCTC

doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000222
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Heart transplantation is a viable option for many patients with end-stage heart failure. An extensive evaluation by specialists and in-depth testing are done to determine the risks of advanced therapies including the left ventricular assist device, since most patients need one to safely make it to transplant. A multidisciplinary approach is the most effective approach to successfully progressing a patient to transplant safely and helping him or her prosper after transplant.

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Correspondence: Rebecca Pirozzi, BSN, RN, CCTC, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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