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Introduction •Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is an implantable heart pump that helps support the heart in patients with end stage heart failure with reduced ejection fraction •LVAD therapy is now approved for use as a bridge to transplantation (BTT) and as a destination therapy (DT) in patients who are not candidates for heart transplantation. •The existing literature suggests that close to 10% of patients implanted with LVAD could be explanted for recovery, but the actual rate of explant is significantly lower •Need to examine the clinical course of explanted patients to provide better guidance for the decision to explant •Purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of patients who underwent LVAD explantationat Maine Medical Center
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Onderko, Laura; Vickerson, Lauren; and Schwartzman, Andrew, "Maine Medical Center Experience with Left Ventricular Device Explantation" (2022). Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2022. 17.
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