Features July 2016 Issue

LVADs May Help Broader Range of Heart Failure Patients

LVADs May Help Broader Range of Heart Failure Patients

A Cleveland Clinic study finds that left ventricular assist devices can improve quality of life, but there are some serious risks.

A Cleveland Clinic study has found that a greater pool of heart failure patients may benefit from left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). These pumps are attached to the heart to help maintain a steady flow of blood out of the heart to the rest of the body.

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