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In patients who have reached end-stage heart failure, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) help weakened hearts pump blood throughout the body. While the devices help to prolong life, they also come with complications. Ravi Karra, assistant professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, is an LVAD expert. When he replaced his lost stethoscope with […]


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