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right ventricular assist device

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Help the heart: Lvad - for end stage hf and bridging for heart transplant and at times as a last resort treatment for refractory hf treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fiocco
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Helps a weak heart: Some patients with heart failure are unable to be treated with the normal medications and require mechanical assistance. These mechanical devices take ... Read More
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Heart assist: When the heart function has deteriorated to the point where transplantation is considered, time to transplantation can be obtained by the use of an as ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
VAD: Not usually, these are mechanical devices and do not have tissues that would be rejected. However because they are mechanical patients are kept on bl ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Advanced CHF: Typically and lvad has been used in the setting of a patient with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) where the patient is being listed for or is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bridge 2 transplant: Vad's as a bridge to transplant have prolongued the candidates viability for cardiac transplant. Vad's as destination therapy have prolongued the qual ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
LVAD and cellphones: Likely the cellphone may interfere with the electronics of the lvad and so being cautious it is recommended that individuals with an lvad stay away fr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
A few years: Much progress is happening in this area that enables improved longevity from a few months to possibly a few years --.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
15 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends on the type of device (the newer devices heartmate ii and heartware) have longer life expectancies and fewer complications than 1st generat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: When a person needs a vad, life expectancy without it is short unless the VAD is placed. It all depends on the indication for the vad, the status of t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patie ... Read More
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