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

Beyond survival: It's not the trip itself that you remember but rather how it made you feel

  • Angela Lorts
    Affiliations
    Division of Cardiology, Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • David L.S. Morales
    Correspondence
    Reprint requests: David L.S. Morales, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.
    Affiliations
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Published:December 27, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2022.11.013
      There is no question that the durable devices are life-saving, but what about “living” life after a VAD is implanted? As healthcare providers we are ecstatic that we save a life and can discharge the patient back into their community but what is this new VAD life like for the patient?
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