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Young patients getting results with innovative treatment program

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

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

Thepatients get a left ventricular assist device along with a combination ofmedications with some excellent results so far.

Some ofthe patients have dramatically increased their heart strength and pumpingcapability despite starting the program with deterioration of their heartmuscle.

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