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Course Description

The mortality rate for the most advanced forms of heart failure with medical therapy alone remains unacceptably high at 30% to 80% at 1 year. In the past decade, left ventricular assist devices have assumed an increasingly prominent role in the management of these patients. This review included all English-language articles published over the past 15 years on left ventricular assist devices. Search topics focused on advanced heart failure and ventricular assist devices, including volume of implantations, patient selection, complications, cost, and recovery of function. The search also included all published clinical trials or reports of cohort studies as well as registry data.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2018-Jul-18
Expiration Date:2021-Jul-18
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$30.00

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