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Caring for the patient with a left ventricular assist device : Nursing2020 Critical Care

Caring for the patient with a left ventricular assist device : Nursing2020 Critical Care

Heart failure (HF) is a major public health issue associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and healthcare expenditures. Mechanical circulatory support devices such as left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) provide an alternative to heart transplantation for patients with advanced HF. It is important for critical care nurses to understand how to care for the specific needs of this patient population. This article...

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