Exercise capacity in an individual with LVAD explantation without heart transplantation
Patterson, Jeremy A.
Amick, Ryan Zackary
Farhoud, Hussam H.
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Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention. 2010 Jul-Aug; 30(4): 231-4.
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have become a viable treatment alternative to heart transplantation, in some instances providing for a level of improvement of native heart function to allow for device explantation. The aim of this case study was to describe changes in physical work capacity following 9 months of LVAD support.
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