Ventricular assist devices (VAD) therapy: new technology, new hope?

Limael E. Rodriguez, Erik E. Suarez, Matthias Loebe, Brian A. Bruckner

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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