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Young patients getting results with innovative treatment program

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Some young advanced heart failure patients are getting impressive results with an innovative treatment program at Jewish Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health and the University of Louisville.

The goal is to prevent a heart transplant, which can be hard to get and lasts an average of 10 years, but the programs has done even more.

The patients get a left ventricular assist device along with a combination of medications with some excellent results so far.

Some of the patients have dramatically increased their heart strength and pumping capability despite starting the program with deterioration of their heart muscle.

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