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Ventricular assist devices for heart failure

Angermayr L, Velasco Garrido M, Busse R
Health Technol Assess 3: Doc10




Heart failure is a clinical syndrome of major epidemiological and economical importance. In Germany as in other industrialised countries it is one of the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability. For patients not responding to medical therapies ventricular assist devices are used as bridge to transplant, bridge to recovery or as destination therapy alternative to transplantation.



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