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Does complete implantability reduce infection with the use of a left ventricular assist device?
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Infection and LVAD
Yes, complete implantability of left ventricular assist devices will reduce the risk of infection.

In brief: Infection and LVAD
Yes, complete implantability of left ventricular assist devices will reduce the risk of infection.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Gavin Noble
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Probably
The next generation of completely implantable lvads is not yet clinically widely available, so we don't know for sure yet.
There will certainly be less infection from skin organisms transmitted through on the cables. However, there is still the chance that any bacteria that get in the bloodstream could infect the device since it is a foreign body.

In brief: Probably
The next generation of completely implantable lvads is not yet clinically widely available, so we don't know for sure yet.
There will certainly be less infection from skin organisms transmitted through on the cables. However, there is still the chance that any bacteria that get in the bloodstream could infect the device since it is a foreign body.
Dr. Gavin Noble
Dr. Gavin Noble
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Yes
Yes.

In brief: Yes
Yes.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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