This thesis aims to assess the current body of evidence and experiences with continuous flow-LVADs in the new era of advanced heart failure therapy. Furthermore, we investigate clinical outcomes, complications, and the impact of LVAD on end-organ function. In addition, an effort was made to predict these end-points in order to improve the selection criteria for LVAD therapy and current clinical practice.

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Keywords Heart Failure, Left ventricular assist device, LVAD
Promotor A.J.J.C. Bogers (Ad) , K. Caliskan (Kadir)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-6380-029-7
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Muslem, R. (2018, November 14). “A New Era in Advanced Heart Failure Therapy” : Left ventricular assist devices. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from