Larry Allen, MD, professor of medicine and cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, shares the results of his PCORI-funded research study, the DECIDE-LVAD Trial. The study created a formal patient decision aid and video to assist patients and caregivers who are considering whether to undergo a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) procedure. An LVAD is a mechanical pump implanted inside a person's chest to help a weakened heart pump blood.