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Post hospital care of the permanent LVAD patient.

Abstract:

Adrian Banning, consultant cardiologist, and Peter Houghton, long-term left ventricular assist device (LVAD) wearer and psychotherapist, reflect on their 5-year relationship in helping Peter adjust to a life relying on an LVAD and ask what the experience teaches us about the use of LVADs as a long-term palliation for heart failure. The article notes the ups and downs of maintaining health for LVAD wearers, how they respond to common complaints like colds, infections, and so on, and what monit...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992) More from this journal
Volume:
51
Issue:
6
Pages:
xxi-xxiii
Publication date:
2005-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1538-943X
ISSN:
1058-2916
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:236694
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uuid:0d59dcd7-67dd-44a6-adea-f884ed992280
Local pid:
pubs:236694
Source identifiers:
236694
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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