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What is the average life span after receiving an LVAD?

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What is the average life span after receiving an LVAD?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
80% at 6 months
70% at one year
2 year range from 23 to 50%
Beyond that can not be predicted based on data.

If you are waiting for a heart transplant...sooner the better of course.

However, on might last a lot longer that the data above..we simply don't know the long term and there are may factors of mortality involved after 2 years...strokes, etc, in the data right can't separate it out at this point.
good luck

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