Randall C. Starling

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Ventricular Assist Devices as Bridges or Destination Therapy

General description of procedure, equipment, technique Ventricular assist devices (VAD) can be used to support the left ventricle (LVAD), right ventricle (RVAD), or both ventricles (BiVAD). VAD were developed to support patients with circulatory failure with failing organ systems and/ or near death to sustain life until cardiac transplantation became feasible. The refinement of the…

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