Advanced Heart Care: Timing Considerations for VAD and Transplant
September 10, 2012•1 min
Hosted by: Aaron Carroll
Guest: Thomas C. Wozniak
Currently, 3 to 5 million people per year suffer from heart failure in the United States; one-third of these patients suffer from Class III or Class IV heart disease. Host Dr. Aaron Carroll welcomes Dr. Thomas Wozniak, surgical director of the Indiana University Health Thoracic Transplant Program. Dr. Thomas discusses the advanced heart failure patient, and who is a candidate for ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy and cardiac transplantation and considerations about timing.