Advanced Heart Care: Timing Considerations for VAD and Transplant
March 31, 2011•15 min
Host: Aaron Carroll, MD
Guest: Thomas C. Wozniak, MD
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.