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Decision Aid Summary

Title A decision aid for Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD): A device for patients with advanced heart failure.
Audience Adults with advanced heart failure who are considering left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and their caregivers and family.
Options included Get a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).
Do not get a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).
Year of last update or review 2020
Format Web, video, paper, DVD, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Larry A. Allen, MD, MHS
Where was it developed? LVADDECISIONAID@cuanschutz.edu
University of Colorado School of Medicine
United States
Health condition Heart Failure
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English, French, Spanish
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.