Left-ventricular assist devices as destination therapy for end-stage heart failure

BlueCross BlueShield Association
Record ID 32003000746
Authors' objectives:

This Assessment reviews the available evidence to determine how the efficacy of left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs) compares with optimal medical management among patients with end-stage heart failure who are not candidates for cardiac transplantation.

Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
Organisation Name: BlueCross BlueShield Association
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