Left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to cardiac transplantation

Christopher T. Holley, Laura Harvey, Ranjit John

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Heart failure remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, affecting over five million patients in the United States. Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have become the standard of care for patients with end stage heart failure. This review highlights the current state of LVAD as a bridge to transplant (BTT) in patients requiring mechanical circulatory support (MCS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1110-1119
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Bridge to transplant (BTT)
  • Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD)
  • Mechanical circulatory support (MCS)


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