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Dr. Liviu Klein
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Ventricular Assist Device (Overview)

Some patients with heart failure are unable to be treated with the normal medications and require mechanical assistance. These mechanical devices take over part of the work of the left ventricle, thus venticular assist device. They range anywhere from a small device placed through an artery in the groin (less assist) to one that is placed via open chest technique like open heart surgery, .


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What is left ventricular assist device?

What is left ventricular assist device?

Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart. ...Read more

Dr. Liviu Klein
38 doctors shared insights

Ventricular Assist Device (Overview)

Some patients with heart failure are unable to be treated with the normal medications and require mechanical assistance. These mechanical devices take over part of the work of the left ventricle, thus venticular assist device. They range anywhere from a small device placed through an artery in the groin (less assist) to one that is placed via open chest technique like open heart surgery, .


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What does successful bridging with the implantable left ventricular assist device lead to?

What does successful bridging with the implantable left ventricular assist device lead to?

Hopefully transplant: The device u speak of is also refered to as an lvad. The device serves as a 'bridge' to keep people stable while they wait for a donor heart to become available. ...Read more

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Will left-ventricular assist device therapy replace need for a heart transplantation?

Will left-ventricular assist device therapy replace need for a heart transplantation?

LVAD: LVAD can be bridge and in some patients destination therapy. In some patients LAVD can be destination therapy. I would call any of the close major medical center who have a LVAD program and seek their input. ...Read more

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What is left ventricular assist device?

Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart. ...Read more

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What is the left ventricular assist device?

What is the left ventricular assist device?

Booster pump: Instead of a totally artificial heart which replaces the entire heart, an lvad is a much smaller pump that boosts the pumping ability of the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber). This has many technical advantages over a totally artificial heart. ...Read more

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Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

VAD: Not usually, these are mechanical devices and do not have tissues that would be rejected. However because they are mechanical patients are kept on blood thinners because they can cause blood clots. ...Read more

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Who was the inventor of the ventricular assist device?

LAVD: It was invented in 1982 by paul winchell and also attributeed to robert jarvik jarvik and named as jarvik-7. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the left ventricular assist device?

Help the heart: Lvad - for end stage hf and bridging for heart transplant and at times as a last resort treatment for refractory hf treatment. ...Read more

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How did the ventricular assist device (vad) change medicine?

How did the ventricular assist device (vad) change medicine?

Bridge 2 transplant: Vad's as a bridge to transplant have prolongued the candidates viability for cardiac transplant. Vad's as destination therapy have prolongued the quality of life for patients that are not cardiac transplant candidates. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ventricular assist device?

Helps a weak heart: Some patients with heart failure are unable to be treated with the normal medications and require mechanical assistance. These mechanical devices take over part of the work of the left ventricle, thus venticular assist device. They range anywhere from a small device placed through an artery in the groin (less assist) to one that is placed via open chest technique like open heart surgery, . ...Read more

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