“Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have moved from being a bridge to a heart transplant to destination therapy for patients with severe heart failure. Although their use in the general public has increased, they still provide a challenge to the emergency medicine (EM) physician. This series aims to cover the basics of how the EM physician approaches the care of these patients”
Check out Gage Stuntz, MD, PGY1, article, LVAD Part IV: Non-Device Pathology on Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.
Gage Stuntz, MD