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April 11, 2012
Peter M. Eckman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

"Sexual Function in Heart Failure Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device"

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are an important therapeutic option for patients with end-stage heart failure, and more than 600 have been implanted at the University of Minnesota since 1995. Unfortunately, little is known about the impact of these devices on the sexual health of recipients. We surveyed patients with LVADs at 7 centers around the United States to learn about their sexual health. Preliminary results suggest preserved desire coupled with impairments in arousal and orgasm. Multivariate analysis suggests that age and medical comorbidities are important factors in predicting impaired sexual health after LVAD.

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