Caregivers also report stress when heart failure patients receive LVADs
When heart failure patients receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), their caregivers also seem to suffer, at least initially, according to new research published March 7, 2018 in Journal of the American Heart Association. While patients reported dramatic improvement in quality of life in the first month after receiving an LVAD, caregivers reported significantly increased stress related to caregiving in terms of time constraints (no time for self-care or other obligations) and compromised social life, followed by physical s
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