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What is an abdominal left ventricular assist device used for?

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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Same use for LVAD.

However, it is the location of the pump that makes it abdominal or chest.

In brief: Same use for LVAD.

However, it is the location of the pump that makes it abdominal or chest.
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: LVAD

Severe weakness of the heart muscle the assist device acts as a booster and can be used to bridge patients with severe heart failure to heart transplant or as a destination device if the patient is not a good candidate for transplant.

In brief: LVAD

Severe weakness of the heart muscle the assist device acts as a booster and can be used to bridge patients with severe heart failure to heart transplant or as a destination device if the patient is not a good candidate for transplant.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart failure

Ventricular assist devices are used for end stage heart failure.
They improve the quality of life and prolong survival. They are used as bridge to transplant or as destination therapy, in those who are not transplant candidates.

In brief: Heart failure

Ventricular assist devices are used for end stage heart failure.
They improve the quality of life and prolong survival. They are used as bridge to transplant or as destination therapy, in those who are not transplant candidates.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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