Discussing Therapy Options
Advanced heart failure patients deserve to receive a realistic, informative appraisal of their condition, tempered with a message of hope. While every healthcare provider has a unique way of communicating with patients, you can use the information in this section as a starting point to inform discussions about advanced-stage heart failure therapy options.
Patient Education Materials & Assets
For patients who are open to evaluation for MCS, these resources can provide valuable information to facilitate treatment discussions with their managing physician.
- Living with the HeartMate® DVD
- There is Hope Patient Pamphlet
For patients who have completed an MCS evaluation and deemed appropriate for further consideration, this kit and DVD can help make an informed decision on whether the therapy is right for them.
- Ventricular Assist Device (VAD): A Treatment Choice for Heart Failure, DVD
FAQs for Managing Cardiologists
A starting point to discuss MCS therapy options with your advanced heart failure patients.
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