If you have end stage heart failure, the sections of this decision aid offer important considerations for making your choice about LVAD placement. They are intended to educate patients and caregivers and help them generate questions and concerns to discuss with a healthcare team. Sections of the Deciding Together decision aid include:


 • Overview of Heart Failure • Overview of LVAD • How to Decide about LVAD • LVAD Surgery • Living with an LVAD • Palliative Care and Hospice • Patient and Caregiver Stories • LVAD Risks by the Numbers • Caregivers' Guide • LVAD And Your Values • Questions To Ask Your Doctor and Questions To Ask An LVAD Patient • Resources For LVAD Patients And Caregivers • Check Your LVAD Knowledge •

Deciding Together: A Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Decision Aid

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Supplementary Videos about LVAD

Contact: Jennifer.Blumenthal-Barby@bcm.edu

© 2015 Ventricular Assist Device Decision Aid Project, PCORI

Page last updated: 1/6/2020

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