The research of David L. Joyce, M.D., centers on improving the treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure through cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.
- Donor-recipient matching in heart transplantation. By using large national data registries, Dr. Joyce is working toward a computerized model to optimize organ allocation and post-transplant outcomes.
- Mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Joyce is involved in multiple clinical trials to establish the outcomes in many of the newest generation of ventricular assist devices. Minimally invasive implantation techniques are being studied to promote faster recovery from surgery.
Significance to patient care
Over 5 million Americans have heart failure. By improving outcomes in patients who undergo left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy, Dr. Joyce hopes to expand the indications for these devices to include a larger population of these patients.
- Editor, Mechanical Circulatory Support: Principles and Applications, McGraw-Hill, 2011