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LVADs: From A to Z with Dr James KirklinJan 25, 2012 09:15 EST
Dr Ileana Piña catches up with Dr James Kirklin for a comprehensive discussion of left ventricular assist devices. Find out more about eligibility, new devices, how to treat pulseless patients, INTERMACS, rates of infection with LVADs, and cost.
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