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What is the average life expectancy after having a lvad installed?

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Dr. Michael Questell
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In brief: Life after LVAD

A study in the new england journal of medicine, n engl j med 2007; 357:885-896, august 30, 2007, overall survival among all enrollees was 52% at 1 year, vs 25% on medical therapy alone.
Survival for patients still awaiting transplant or not elegible and continuing to receive pump support was 89% at 1 month, 75% at 6 months, and 68% at 12 months.Lvad.

In brief: Life after LVAD

A study in the new england journal of medicine, n engl j med 2007; 357:885-896, august 30, 2007, overall survival among all enrollees was 52% at 1 year, vs 25% on medical therapy alone.
Survival for patients still awaiting transplant or not elegible and continuing to receive pump support was 89% at 1 month, 75% at 6 months, and 68% at 12 months.Lvad.
Dr. Michael Questell
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