Can Ventricular Assist Devices Reverse the Frailty Phenotype?

Victoria Vaughan Dickson, CRNP FAAN FAHA FHFSA PhD RN
Associate Professor
Director, Pless Center for Research
Funding source
Columbia University
Project Period

The goal of this proposal is that by restoring a normal cardiac output and adequate organ perfusion, LVADs are capable of reversing the catabolic state associated with the advanced stage of HF and can result in a reversal of sarcopenia, impaired cognition and altered mood which are the hallmarks of the frailty phenotype.