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Will left-ventricular assist device therapy replace need for a heart transplantation?

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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: LVAD

LVAD can be bridge and in some patients destination therapy.
In some patients LAVD can be destination therapy. I would call any of the close major medical center who have a LVAD program and seek their input.

In brief: LVAD

LVAD can be bridge and in some patients destination therapy.
In some patients LAVD can be destination therapy. I would call any of the close major medical center who have a LVAD program and seek their input.
Dr. Atul Singh
Dr. Atul Singh
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not yet

No, now it's just a bridge to transplant, but someday maybe it will.

In brief: Not yet

No, now it's just a bridge to transplant, but someday maybe it will.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Maybe

But not in the foreseeable future.
Currently it's used as a bridge to transplantation. It will need to undergo significant technological improvement before it's a substitute for transplantation and we hope that stem cells or genomic therapy may beat it to the punch.

In brief: Maybe

But not in the foreseeable future.
Currently it's used as a bridge to transplantation. It will need to undergo significant technological improvement before it's a substitute for transplantation and we hope that stem cells or genomic therapy may beat it to the punch.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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