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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
23 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Be more specific: Depending on what you count as a device, there are many, maybe dozens, and they work in different ways. Even narrowing down to left ventricular assist ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
28 years experience Cardiology
No: An lvad is not considered an artifical heart because it can only replace one chamber (a ventricle).
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
No: It is a short term device to bridge insertion of artificial heart.
Dr. Christopher White
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Lvads support the left ventricle which is one side of the heart, the left side, that pumps blood to the aorta. The right side pumps blood to the lungs ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Slaughter
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Age is a significant risk factor for "routine" heart surgery as well ventricular assist devices. Age alone would not be a contraindications for withe ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Doubtful: There are no strict age limits for any type of heart surgery. It all depends upon the underlying disease and your overall health.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Not yet: No, now it's just a bridge to transplant, but someday maybe it will.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Device: We use a stethoscope to listen to the heart.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: There are a myriad of 'devices' but i can't think of one whose proximity would cause heart failure unless it gave off toxic by products or radiation, ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
trust her doctors: Sorry to hear about your grandma. This is much too complex ; undoubtedly a changing situation requiring careful management by the doctors who are trea ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Echocardiogram: Other tests used to measure ef include cardiac catheterization, magnetic resonance imaging (mri), computed tomography (ct), and nuclear medicine scans ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Do see why.: I don't see a reason why. I would rediscuss that with your cardiologist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends on level: & intensity of exercise. Maximum predicted heart rate is 220 - age in years.

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