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
|Health condition||Heart Failure|
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|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.