Cardiovascular Breakthroughs: Ventricular Assist Devices

A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) is a lifesaving cardiovascular device. A VAD may be necessary when heart failure progresses to the point that medications and other treatments are no longer effective. Long wait times and decreased availability of donors have led doctors and researchers to seek other methods to support the failing heart.
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