After a popular medical device for heart failure is taken off the market, a cardiac surgeon explains why most people won’t have theirs remov
LVADs, VADs and Other Assist Devices
Vincent Pisoni has learned that life isn’t always easy, but a positive outlook has kept significant challenges from standing in his way.
A patient reflects on a long and unexpected medical journey with little chance of survival, and how she reclaimed life.
Knowing how to operate and care for a ventricular assist device doesn’t just give patients confidence to leave the hospital.
Patients who receive an implanted mechanical pump to support heart function must follow certain lifestyle guidelines. A nurse explains the basics.