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Decision Aid Summary

Title Deciding Together: A Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Decision Aid
Audience Candidates and caregivers of candidates for Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Therapy; clinicians involved in decision-making about and/or implantation of LVAD.
Options included Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) therapy.
Palliative and supportive care.
Year of last update or review 2017
Format Web, video, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Dr. Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby
Where was it developed? Jennifer.Blumenthal-Barby@bcm.edu
Center for Medical Ethics and Healthy Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
United States
Health condition Heart Failure
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
9 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2019-06-26.