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Is left ventricular assist device considered an artificial heart?

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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Lvads support the left ventricle which is one side of the heart, the left side, that pumps blood to the aorta.
The right side pumps blood to the lungs. An artificial heart has both lvad and rvad. Both sides.

In brief: Yes

Lvads support the left ventricle which is one side of the heart, the left side, that pumps blood to the aorta.
The right side pumps blood to the lungs. An artificial heart has both lvad and rvad. Both sides.
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Dr. George Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

It is a short term device to bridge insertion of artificial heart.

In brief: No

It is a short term device to bridge insertion of artificial heart.
Dr. George Mathew
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

An lvad is not considered an artifical heart because it can only replace one chamber (a ventricle).

In brief: No

An lvad is not considered an artifical heart because it can only replace one chamber (a ventricle).
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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