[Efficiency, effectiveness and safety of mechanical ventricular assistance with HeartWare® device in terminal heart failure]

Puñal Riobóo J, Varela Lema L, Atienza Merino G.
Record ID 32015000958
Authors' objectives: To assess the effectiveness and safety of the HVAD in the treatment of adult patients with advanced heart failure.
Authors' recommendations: Despite its substantial adverse event rate, the HeartWare® LVAD registers a survival rate which is comparable to the HeartMate® LVAD. Accordingly, for patients with advanced, refractory HF, the HeartWare® LVAD may be regarded as an acceptable treatment option as a bridge to transplantation.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2015
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Ventricular Dysfunction
  • Ventricular Function, Left
Organisation Name: Scientific Advice Unit, avalia-t; The Galician Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS)
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Contact Name: avalia-t@sergas.es
Contact Email: avalia-t@sergas.es
Copyright: Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment (AVALIA-T)
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