What is a Decision Aid?

Decision aids provide information about treatment options for patients to think about and to discuss with their health care providers.

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

An ICD is a small device that is placed under the skin of the chest. Wires (called “leads”) connect the ICD to the heart.

Left Ventricular Assist Device

An LVAD is a mechanical device that helps your heart do its job of pumping blood. The LVAD is attached to your heart during major surgery.

Colon Cancer Screening

Screening is the process of looking for cancer in people who have no symptoms of the disease. Several tests can be used to screen for colorectal cancers


Decision aids provide information about treatment options for patients to think about and to discuss with their health care providers.

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