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How to manage physiotherapy and rehabilitation in LVAD patients

Michel Lamotte, Dominique Hansen and Philippe Timmermans provide updated state-of-the-art insights

The aim of this article is to describe these current guidelines in greater detail, and to provide updated state-of-the-art insights and knowledge (Piepoli 2013, Taylor 2014). Another aspect of rehabilitation is that all these cardiac patients (heart failure, LVAD, transplant) are following their training in the same place, they are progressively familiarised with the post LVAD implantation or even the post transplantation program.

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation