A significant and increasing number of Americans develop heart failure, and many die from the disease. Improved medical therapies are slowing its progression, but patients with advanced heart failure face limited options. This chapter explores treatment options for patients with advanced heart failure, focusing on mechanical circulatory support - categories, capabilities, indications, complications, and future direction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Coronary Heart Disease|
|Subtitle of host publication||Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||1461414741, 9781461414742|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2012|