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What is the life expectancy for someone with a lvad ?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Ivad

This may mean different things in different medical specialities.
Please spell it out.

In brief: Ivad

This may mean different things in different medical specialities.
Please spell it out.
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Dr. Michelle Ramirez-joglar
I assume you mean a left ventricular assist device and the answer is that it depends on the patient's illness and degree of acuity. It can be used as a bridge to a heart transplant or as a longer term solution for heart failure. A prospective study showed that survival on support was 82, 73, and 72 percent at six months, one year, and 18 months. The freedom from major device malfunction resulting in death or device replacement for all causes was 96, 93, and 92 percent at six months, one year, and 18 months.
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