Recommendations for the Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support: Ambulatory and Community Patient Care
Published: May 30, 2017
- Mechanical circulatory support offers a surgical option for advanced heart failure patients when optimal medical therapy is not adequate.
- It can provide a bridge to transplant or permanent support (destination therapy).
- Because many of these patients are now able to return home, a coordinated effort by a community of providers is needed to ensure quality and longevity.