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Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) Therapy: New Technology, New Hope?

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Limael E. Rodriguez ,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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M.D.
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Erik E. Suarez,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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M.D.
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Matthias Loebe,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Brian A. Bruckner

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Abstract

Ventricular assist devices are commonly utilized in the treatment of end-stage heart failure. Advances in continuous flow technology have improved efficiency, size, implantability, extended support, and overall patient outcomes. This has led to an expanded role of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) clinical use and applications. This review describes the advances and current state of LVAD devices and provides a future outlook for this technology.

How to Cite: 1. Rodriguez LE, Suarez EE, Loebe M, Bruckner BA. Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) Therapy: New Technology, New Hope?. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2013;9(1):32-37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-9-1-32
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Published on 01 Jan 2013.
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