Clinical trials in mechanical circulatory support.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Recent advances in mechanically assisted circulation, including refinement of patient selection criteria and enhancements in device design, have been associated with improvements in survival, functionality and quality of life as well as reductions in adverse events. Novel and innovative trial design, methodology and endpoints have been utilized in the development of the cumulative database supporting the role of ventricular assist devices for the management of patients with advanced heart failure. The rapid and significant improvements in patient-centric outcomes support the expansion of this technology into less moribund populations where the potential benefits may be even more robust.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Egnaczyk, G; Milano, CA; Rogers, JG

Published Date

  • October 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 457 - 466

PubMed ID

  • 21925429

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1551-7136

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hfc.2011.06.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States