End Stage Heart Failure: Heart Transplantation, Left Ventricular Assist Device, or Both?

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  • Summary:

    Dr. James Young from the Cleveland Clinic moderated the topic "End Stage Heart Failure: Heart Transplantation, Left Ventricular Assist Device, or Both?" with Drs. Frank Smart from Louisana State University and Hector Ventura from the Oschner Clinic.

    The discussion focused primarily on:
    (1) ventricular assist devices used for destination therapy;
    (2) a case study: a 71 year old male with dilated cardiomyopathy; and
    (3) the use of HeartWare versus HeartMate.
    (Med Roundtable Cardiovasc Ed. 2012;3(1):55-60) ©2012 FoxP2 Media, LLC

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