Small Pumps Give Weakened Hearts a Lifesaving Boost

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) can improve quality of life as well as length of life for patients with end-stage heart failure.

Heart failure is a progressive condition that occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. In most cases, heart failure occurs gradually, producing symptoms that worsen over time. At the point where symptoms become highly distressing, and day-to-day functioning is severely affected, an LVAD may be recommended. By […]
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