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HTA of MDs
Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices


HTA is multi-disciplinary field of policy analysis that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of the incremental value, diffusion and use of a health technology in health care.

The term Health Technology refers to application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.



Library of Assessments on MDs (1999-2019)

4 Entries tagged with "heart-failure"

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Left Ventricular Assist Devices for Destination Therapy: A Health Technology Assessment

 Left ventricular assist devices help keep blood flowing through the body by assisting a specific chamber in the hearts of patients with severe heart failure. A […]

Implantable LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) in addition to guideline directed medical therapy (GDMT) in end stage heart failure

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is considered an alternative to transplantationin end stage acute or chronic left ventricular congestive heart failure (HF). Use of LVAD improves the […]

Implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy and defibrillator (CRT-D) in patient with heart failure

In Italy, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and disability. Among all cardiovascular diseases, a prominent role is played by heart failure (HF), […]

Evaluation of the evidence on the HeartMate II® and HeartWare® ventricular assist devices for the treatment of chronic end-stage heart failure

Heart failure is a complex syndrome that arises when the heart is incapable of pumping enough blood to respond to the metabolic needs of the body. […]