Thoratec heartmate (R) left ventricular assist device for patients with heart failure who are ineligible for heart transplantation

Mundy L, Merlin T
Record ID 32006000572
Authors' results and conclusions: Level II evidence indicates apparent survival benefits for the small target population (70 heart failure patients awaiting transplantation in Australia at January 2003, as well as the proportion ineligible for transplantation). It is expected that Heartmate Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) will diffuse rapidly throughout the Australian health system.
Authors' recommendations: HealthPACT recommends that a Horizon Scanning report be conducted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2003
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Heart Failure
  • Ventricular Dysfunction
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
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