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Study supports use of LVADs (left ventricular assist devices) before heart transplant

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Heart transplant candidates who receive implantable mechanical heart pumps until donor hearts become available have a better chance of survival and lower post-transplant death rates than those relying on medication. This was the conclusion of a US study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (April 17).

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