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


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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

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 the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Brooks Edwards, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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