A HVAD™ System can be used to help a heart pump for many reasons. Depending on your situation, it may be used as:
- Bridge to Transplant: To support the heart until the best donor heart is available for transplant.
- Destination or Chronic Therapy: To support the heart, decrease heart failure symptoms and improve overall quality of life.
- Bridge to Recovery: To support the heart if there is a chance the heart will recover.
- Bridge to Decision: To support the heart until a decision can be made by the family and medical team regarding next steps (surgeries or medications).
A HVAD™ System may help reduce heart failure symptoms and improve quality of life as you continue along your journey.