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The Role of Heart Failure Pharmacotherapy After Left Ventricular Assist Device Support.
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PMID:  25217439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are an increasingly common treatment for end-stage systolic heart failure. However, there are limited data on how to best treat patients pharmacologically after LVAD implantation, resulting in uncertainty about which heart failure medications provide the most benefit. Still, some evidence exists that certain medical therapies can prevent remodeling and improve right ventricular and, possibly, left ventricular function. This article reviews the current literature for medical heart failure therapy in LVAD patients, and possible future treatment strategies.
Authors:
John J Rommel; Thomas J O'Neill; Anton Lishmanov; Jason N Katz; Patricia P Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-8-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Clin     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  653-660     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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