3 Further information

3.1 NICE has issued a clinical guideline 'Chronic heart failure: management of chronic heart failure in adults in primary and secondary care'.

3.2 The NHS R&D Health Technology Assessment Programme is producing a report on 'Evaluation of the ventricular assist device programme in the UK (EVAD)', due to be published in October 2006.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
June 2006

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to transplantation or to recovery', December 2005.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.