Randomized Evaluation of Mechanical Assistance for Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure - REMATCH - Subanalysis

Description:

Further analysis of the REMATCH trial assessing the benefit from implanted left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) in patients on intravenous inotropic therapy. The REMATCH trial, supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, was a multicenter study designed to evaluate the efficacy of long-term implantation of a specific LVAD device (Heartmate, Thoratec Corp.) compared with optimal medical management in end-stage heart failure patients who were not eligible for heart transplants...