Mayo Clinic Finds Withdrawing Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Support Ethical  
8/2/2010 12:41:38 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patients have the right to refuse or request the withdrawal of any unwanted treatment. In an article published in the online issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, investigators explore the legal and ethical permissibility of carrying out such a request specific to a ventricular assist device (VAD).