Ventricular Assist Devices: Heart Failure Treatment
Several models of ventricular assist devices (VADs) — also called artificial heart devices
Device selection depends on many criteria, such as:
- Blood type
- Medical history
- Presence of a bleeding disorder
- Body size
Devices provide left, right, or both left and right heart support.
Your doctors will know which one is right for you. In some cases, your condition will dictate your doctor's decision.
UPMC has implanted 722
ventricular assist devices
from a variety of manufacturers.
Types of Ventricular Assist Devices
® The above product names are registered trademarks of:
- Abiomed, Inc.
- Thermedics, Inc.
- Levitronix, LLC
- Baxter Healthcare Corporation
- Cardiacassist, Inc.
- HeartWare International Inc.
- Thoratec Corporation
- Ventracor Limited Ltd.
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