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Title Ventricular assist devices in advanced-stage heart failure / Shunei Kyo, editor
Published Tokyo : Springer, 2014
Table of Contents
1.Opportunities and Challenges for LVAD Therapy Now and in the Future / Robert M. Adamson1
2.The State of Ventricular Assist Device Therapy Today / John B. O'Connell23
3.Older Destination Therapy Patient Selection / Walter P. Dembitksy41
4.The Economics of Long-Term Ventricular Assist Device Therapy for Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure / Robin R. Bostic61
5.Improving Clinical Outcomes: A Targeted Approach / Hassan Baydoun73
6.Transplant Versus VAD: Evolving and Future Perspectives / Yoshifumi Naka97
7.Strategies to Assess and Minimize Right Heart Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation / Vivek Rao113
8.Innovation Update / Laxmi Peri131
 Index143

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 145 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Opportunities and Challenges for LVAD Therapy Now and in the Future / Walter P. Dembitsky and Robert M. Adamson -- The State of Ventricular Assist Device Therapy Today / Erskine A. James and John B. O'Connell -- Older Destination Therapy Patient Selection / Robert M. Adamson and Walter P. Dembitksy -- The Economics of Long-Term Ventricular Assist Device Therapy for Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure / Robin R. Bostic -- Improving Clinical Outcomes: A Targeted Approach / Mark Jay Zucker and Hassan Baydoun -- Transplant Versus VAD: Evolving and Future Perspectives / Hiroo Takayama, Sunu Thomas and Yoshifumi Naka -- Strategies to Assess and Minimize Right Heart Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation / Michihito Nonaka and Vivek Rao -- Innovation Update / David J. Farrar, Kevin Bourque, Steven H. Reichenbach, Paul Muller and Laxmi Peri
Chapter 1. Opportunities and Challenges for LVAD Therapy Now and in The Future -- Chapter 2. The State of Ventricular Assist Device Therapy Today -- Chapter 3. Older Destination Therapy Patient Selection -- Chapter 4. The Economics of Long-Term Ventricular Assist Device Therapy for Patients with End Stage Heart Failure -- Chapter 5. Improving Clinical Outcomes: A Targeted Approach -- Chapter 6. Transplant versus VAD: Evolving and Future Perspectives -- Chapter 7. Strategies to Assess and Minimize Right Heart Failure after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation -- Chapter 8. Innovation Update
Summary This book focuses on how ventricular assist devices (VADs) can help provide destination therapy for patients with terminal heart failure, one of the most serious diseases in the world today because of the tremendous number of patients, the high mortality rate, and the cost of care. One means of providing cardiological support for patients suffering from heart failure is with VADs, and more than 10,000 patients worldwide have now been implanted with these devices. Half of them already have lived more than one year, and 2,000 patients more than two years, after surgery. This improved survival means that we have reached a point where VADs can be used for destination therapy, not just for bridge-to-recovery or bridge-to-transplant. In view of the increasing number of patients with advanced-stage heart failure and the availability and longevity of transplanted hearts, VADs can solve many problems. In addition to providing information about the devices themselves, this book includes vital guidelines on long-term management and support of VAD-implanted patients' everyday lives
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 25, 2013)
Subject Cardiovascular instruments, Implanted.
Heart -- Ventricles -- Diseases -- Treatment
Heart failure -- Treatment
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
Defibrillators, Implantable
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
M├ędecine.
Cardiovascular instruments, Implanted.
Heart failure -- Treatment.
Form Electronic book
Author Kyo, Shunei, editor
ISBN 9784431544661
4431544666