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Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for Lifetime Use

July 7, 2008

Right now there are close to 5 million people in America dealing with heart failure. Many of these people would benefit from a heart transplant, but because most of them are over age 65, they're often not eligible for that life-saving operation. Now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are studying a device that is not only keeping people with heart failure alive longer, it's also giving them a better quality of life.

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