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The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Bridge to eligibility: LVAS support in patients with relative contraindications to transplantation

      Left Ventricular Assist Systems (LVAS) are approved in the US as a Bridge to Transplantation (BTT) or Destination Therapy (DT). However, patients (pts) with relative contraindications (RCI) to cardiac transplant (tx), that nominally preclude listing but may resolve during support, are ineligible under these currently approved indications.
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