Guideline-Directed Heart Failure Therapy in Patients after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: A Review

Bailey M. Colvin, James C. Coons & Craig J. Beavers
Background: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are used as an advanced therapy option for patients with stage D heart failure. These devices provide mechanical unloading of the heart as either a bridge to transplant or recovery, or as destination therapy. In patients with LVADs, there are emerging data on the use of heart failure guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) to improve outcomes. This review describes the current evidence available for the use of neurohormonal blocking agents...
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