IABP and pVADs: Clinical Effectiveness Versus Cost

Originally posted on invasivecardiology:
By Atman P. Shah, MD, FACC, FSCAI Clinical Director, Section of Cardiology Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Associate Professor of Medicine The University of Chicago Interventional cardiologists are increasingly able to take care of complex coronary artery disease in a population of patients that would have be been deemed too high-risk a…

Left Ventricular Assist Device #LVAD

The other day, I had the opportunity to participate in a LVAD case. In simple terms, this LVAD device is placed into patients whose heart needs extra assistance pumping blood to the body. Typically, these patients have or are failing medical therapy and are either on the heart transplant list waiting for a heart or

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