destination therapy

destination therapy

The use of permanently implanted left ventricular assist devices to treat patients with severe end-stage heart failure. Destination therapy is typically employed for patients who either are deemed poor candidates for heart transplantation or for those who cannot obtain a heart for transplantation as a result of a shortage of organs.
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A second analysis demonstrated substantially improved cost-effectiveness of the HVAD System when used as a bridge to heart transplant or as a longer-term destination therapy in patients with advanced heart failure who are not candidates for heart transplants, as compared to previously published U.S.
Application of cardiac assist devices can be classified into bridge-to-transplant (BTT) therapy, destination therapy, bridge-to-recovery (BTR) therapy, and bridge-to-candidacy (BTC) therapy.
They are also used as a permanent treatment in patients who are not eligible for transplantation ("destination therapy").
He said LVAD implant was a 'destination therapy' for the patient, who would not require any heart transplant throughout her life as 'this device would help her heart pump blood from seven to 10 years'.
He said LVAD implant was a "destination therapy" for the patient, who would not require any heart transplant throughout her life as "this device would help her heart pump blood from seven to 10 years".
Dr Khulaifi said the device provides a new option for physicians managing advanced heart failure patients and is used as both a bridge to transplantation and as a long-term or destination therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure.
However, TAH not only works as a bridging strategy, it also works as a destination therapy for patients with chronic illnesses, which lead their life expectancy to be reduced dramatically.
FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A shared decision support intervention is beneficial for patients considering destination therapy left ventricular assist device (DT LVAD) placement, according to a study published online Feb.
Left ventricular assist devices for destination therapy [Internet].
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) currently establishes a place in the treatment of end-stage heart failure as bridging therapy for patients awaiting heart transplantation or as destination therapy. Over the last decade, technical improvements in LVAD equipment, surgical implantation techniques like minimally invasive strategies, and patients' management have reduced procedure-related complications and improved the outcome and quality of life [1].
The patient had implantation of HeartWare LVAD for destination therapy in August 2011 due to progression of heart failure and functional decline.
In those developed countries that can afford their extended use, mechanical assist devices are increasingly being used as permanent treatment for heart failure, so-called destination therapy, because of the dearth of donor organs.
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