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LVAD: A left ventricular assist device, or a surgically implanted machine that helps a failing heart pump blood. This instrument is generally used to keep a patient stable until a heart transplant can be performed.

LVAD A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a mechanical pump that is surgically implanted under the ribs, where it can help a weakened heart pump blood.

Ventricular Assist: What, When and How Ventricular assist devices (VADs) and when to use them, what device to use, and how to implant them.

LVAD procedure promises new hope On June 19, Riley became Vanderbiltís first patient to receive a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) as a destination therapy. Traditionally, this device is used for patients as a bridge to heart transplant.

Spare Heart A replacement for a diseased heart has long been one of medicine's most elusive quests.

LVADS LVAD means Left Ventricular Assist Device. An LVAD is a surgically implanted mechanical device that helps the heart pump blood. In other words, they are "heart pumps" or "heart assist devices."

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