A Study to Compare the Quality of Life of Patients Who Have Had Both an LVAD and then a Heart Transplant


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-009288
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 13-009288

About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare the experienced quality of life of patients who have received both a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), followed by a heart transplant and to measure the results.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria 

  • Patients who had an LVAD for > 6 months prior to having a  heart transplant
  • Willing and able to complete a questionaire about their feelings related to quality of life

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Brooks Edwards, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Kristin Cornwell R.N.




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