Surgical Approaches in Heart Failure

Candice Falls, Andrew R. Kolodziej

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Heart failure is a progressive condition that continues to increase in both incidence and prevalence despite pharmacologic treatment. The high rate of morbidity and mortality associated with advanced heart failure has led to exploration of additional treatments, which include surgical interventions to improve outcomes. Heart transplant remains the gold standard but, because of the persistent donor shortage and increasing number of patients with advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support is gaining acceptance and can be used as a bridge to heart transplant for those eligible or as destination therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-283
Number of pages17
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2019

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  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Total artificial heart

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care


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