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Ventricular Recovery and Pump Explantation in Patients Supported by Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Systematic Review

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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Phan, Kevin; Huo, Ya Ruth; Zhao, Dong Fang; Yan, Tristan D.; Tchantchaleishvili, Vakhtang

This review provides an excellent summary of patient outcomes following LVAD explantation.  The authors review 11 studies comprosing of 213 patients and conclude that excellent 10 year survival outcomes can be maintained after LVAD explantation in carefully selected patients.

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