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As a potential LVAD patient you will undergo a series of tests to determine suitability prior to implant.
This process includes:
Diagnostic testing such as echocardiogram or right heart catheterization
Age and sex appropriate screening
Dental and psychosocial exams
The specific tests you are given will be determined by your cardiologist.
In addition to diagnostic and screening procedures, you will meet the Stanford Hospital LVAD coordinator and receive pre-implant LVAD education. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, watch educational videos, read additional materials and meet other LVAD patients.