To the Editor In an article published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, McIlvennan et al1 found that the bereaved caregivers of patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) reported feelings of confusion and abandonment. How to support patients with LVADs and their caregivers in end-of-life issues in an era of increasing destination therapy (DT) is a crucial issue.
Nakada H, Arakawa M. Caregiver Perspectives on End-of-Life Experiences of Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1231. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3726