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Left ventricular assist devices in the treatment of advanced heart failure

Becnel, Miriam, PA-C; Krim, Selim R., MD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: May 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 5 - p 41–46
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000554741.01311.bb
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ABSTRACT The left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is becoming the standard of care in treating patients with advanced heart failure. This article describes available LVADs, their clinical indications, and important caveats when caring for this complex patient population.

At the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, La., Miriam Becnel practices in the Section of Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation in the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute and Selim R. Krim is director of the Heart Failure Clinical Research Section of Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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