Heart Assist Pump for Permanent Implantation for Heart Failure
How Does a LVAD Work?
- Are not candidates for transplant
- Do not respond to standard treatment
- Have a low risk of surviving 1 year
Potential Problems with the Device
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org
Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.com
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index%5Fe.html
Heart Failure. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated December 3, 2012. Accessed December 12, 2012.
Implantable Medical Devices for Heart Failure. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartFailure/PreventionTreatmentofHeartFailure/Implantable-Medical-Devices-for-Heart-Failure%5FUCM%5F306354%5FArticle.jsp. Updated August 20, 2012. Accessed December 12, 2012.
Implanted cardiac devices for heart failure. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated December 6, 2012. Accessed December 12, 2012.
Types of Heart Failure. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartFailure/AboutHeartFailure/Types-of-Heart-Failure%5FUCM%5F306323%5FArticle.jsp. Updated August 20, 2012. Accessed December 12, 2012.
1/22/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php: FDA approves first compact heart assist device. US Food and Drug Administration website. Available at:http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm198221.htm. Published April 21, 2008. Accessed January 22, 2010.
2/1/2013 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php: Peura JL, Colvin-Adams M, Francis GS, et al. Recommendations for the use of mechanical circulatory support: device strategies and patient selection: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012;126(22):2648-2667.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2012 -
- Update Date: 02/01/2013 -
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