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What is left ventricular assist device?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Device, propel blood

It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart.

In brief: Device, propel blood

It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart.
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