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can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
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 blood thinners because they can cause blood clots.

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