Ethics: When to Turn Off the VAD

  • Scott B. Grant
  • Peter AngelosEmail author
Part of the Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach book series (DDSURGERY)


VAD recipients are a challenging group of patients for whom end-of-life issues must be recognized and taken seriously. The involvement of palliative care specialists in VAD patient care is examined in an evidence-based manner to assess the impact of this involvement.


VAD Palliative care End-of-life care Hospice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CareMount MedicalCarmelUSA
  2. 2.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.MacLean Center for Clinical Medical EthicsChicagoUSA

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