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VADS Are Ready For Wider Population Trial After REMATCH, Experts Agree

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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The high complication rate associated with Thoratec's HeartMate VE ventricular assist device (VAD) in the seminal REMATCH trial should not deter investigators from testing VADs as a destination therapy in patients less ill than the REMATCH cohort, panelists agreed at an April 10 symposium on trials of mechanical circulatory support in Washington, DC

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