Cardiovascular Disorders, treatment and processes.
Treatment Options for Left Ventricular Failure – Temporary Circulatory Support: Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) – Impella Recover LD/LP 5.0 and 2.5, Pump Catheters (Non-surgical) vs Bridge Therapy: Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Devices (pLVADs) and LVADs (Surgical)
Author: Larry H Bernstein, MD, FCAP
Curator: Justin D Pearlman, MD, PhD, FACC
UPDATED on 12/2/2013 – HeartMate II – LVAD
Hospital Studies Link Heart Device to Clots
David Maxwell for The New York Times
Dr. Randall Starling, right, said that he could only speculate about the reason for the rapid rise in early blood clots.
By BARRY MEIER
Published: November 27, 2013
Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic began to suspect in 2012 that something might be wrong with a high-tech implant used to treat patients with advanced heart failure like former Vice President Dick Cheney.
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