Implantable heart pump prolongs lives for heart patients

Written on:September 26, 2013
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Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs), once only considered a bridge to heart transplants for advanced heart failure patients, are now serving as a long-term therapy that is helping patients prolong their lives up to five years. Now being offered by the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), LVADs are regarded as a “destination therapy…

Source: Medical Devices


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