The Latest in Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)

Cardiac surgeon Ahmet Kilic discusses improvements to left ventricular assist device (LVAD) technology, implantation techniques and survival outcomes.

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Previously, a 50% survivability rate 1 year post-LVAD implant was considered a success, says cardiac surgeon Ahmet Kilic. The latest LVADs boast a 90% survivability rate and better quality of life. #HeartFailure Click to Tweet

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Ahmet Kilic, MD

Ahmet Kilic, MD

Director, Heart Transplantation
Associate Professor of Surgery

Ahmet Kilic is a cardiac surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an associate professor of surgery at the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as director of heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

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