Left ventricular assist device

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

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Severe cardiac failure and awaiting heart transplantation.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
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Left ventricular assist device

Case Discussion

left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a surgically implanted device that aids in pumping blood in patients with severe refractory cardiac failure. It may be used as a bridge to cardiac transplantation, or as destination therapy in patients who are not a transplant candidate.

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Case information

rID: 18126
Published: 10th Jun 2012
Last edited: 26th May 2019
System: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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