Decision Aid Summary

Title A decision aid for Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) for Destination Therapy: A device for patients with advanced heart failure.
Audience Adults with advanced heart failure who are ineligible for heart transplant and considering left ventricular assist device for destination therapy (DT LVAD) and their caregivers and family.
Options included Get a left ventricular assist device for destination therapy (DT LVAD).
Do not get a left ventricular assist device for destination therapy (DT LVAD).
Year of last update or review 2015
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? PatientDecisionAid@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado School 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
6 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: 2017-04-06.