Recommendations for the Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support: Ambulatory and Community Patient Care

Published: May 30, 2017

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  • 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.