Ethical challenges and terminal deactivation of left ventricular assist device
Department of Medicine
Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Cardiovascular Diseases | Palliative Care | Surgery | Translational Medical Research
This rapid increase in the use of left ventricular assist devices (LAVD) and modalities of use, raised ethical questions about its use, patient’s autonomy as in most of the time the patient and surrogates are overwhelmed with the critical condition the patient is presenting with, and the details about this new technology.
DOI of Published Version
Ann Transl Med. 2017 Aug;5(16):331. doi: 10.21037/atm.2017.04.39. Link to article on publisher's site
Annals of translational medicine
Makdisi, Tony and Makdisi, George, "Ethical challenges and terminal deactivation of left ventricular assist device" (2017). Open Access Articles. 3220.