Title

Ethical challenges and terminal deactivation of left ventricular assist device

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine

Publication Date

2017-08-01

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Cardiovascular Diseases | Palliative Care | Surgery | Translational Medical Research

Abstract

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

10.21037/atm.2017.04.39

Source

Ann Transl Med. 2017 Aug;5(16):331. doi: 10.21037/atm.2017.04.39. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Annals of translational medicine

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

28861428

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