Predicting Left Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes Utilizing the Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplant Measure

Nicholas J. Chesher, Kristina L. Greenwood, Candace Fanale, Cody Gustavenson, Brian Jaski, Hirsch S. Mehta, Peter Hoagland, Kristine Ortiz, Marc Verlasky, Robert Adamson & Walter Dembitsky
Objective: Durable mechanical circulatory support is a proven therapy to extend survival for patients with end-stage heart failure (HF). The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelines recommend a detailed psychosocial assessment when selecting candidates for durable mechanical circulatory support. Currently, there are no formally validated psychosocial evaluation tools for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) candidacy. The Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT) uses a multidisciplinary algorithm to evaluate the impact of pre-transplant...
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