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LVAD patient and doctor


The creation of this LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) Decision Aid was funded through a generous award provided by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).


This award has allowed us to speak to LVAD patients, caregivers, and clinicians in order to figure out what patients want to know when making decisions about LVAD therapy. In all, we completed over 80 patient, caregiver, and clinician interviews to inform the creation of this decision aid. 


To learn more about our methods during this process, please download the document below. We strive very hard to meet any and all decision aid standards set forth by IPDAS. 



The Team 

Our LVAD Decision Aid was made through the collaboration of an interdiciplinary team and is funded through the generous support of The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Feel free to learn more about us. 

Former Team Members
  • Estevan Delgado, MA

  • Courtenay Bruce, JD, MA, CPHQ

  • Sheryl McCurdy, PhD

  • Lidija Wilhelms, BA

  • Holland Kaplan, MD

  • Mackenzie Nettlow

Contact Us

The Left Ventricular Assist Device Decision Aid Project is housed in the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine.


Phone: 713-798-3785



One Baylor Plaza, Suite 310D

Houston, Texas 77030


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