Heart Failure Surgery and Ventricular Assist Devices

A number of different disease processes can lead to end-stage heart disease and congestive heart failure. Some of these, such as massive heart attacks, are acute, while others may progress chronically.

When the heart fails, sources of adjunctive mechanical support can be life-saving. These are commonly referred to as “Ventricular assist devices,” or “VADs.”

We offer a number of different devices that provide variable degrees of circulatory support for the failing heart. These may function as bridge to recovery, heart transplant or destination therapy.