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Device: Ventricular Assist Device
Manufacturer: Thoratec
Model: HeartMate II
Location: United States, Texas
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Device: Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
Manufacturer: ABIOMED
Model: BVS 5000i
Location: United States, Georgia

Ventricular Assist Device may also be referred to as :

Ventricular Implanted Pump | VAD | Right Ventricular Assist Device | Left Ventricular Assist Device | Circulatory Assist Unit, Ventricular | Cardiac Assist Pump | Cardiac Assist Device | Biventricular Assist Device

Tips for buying Ventricular Assist Device

  1. Ventricular assist devices provide aggressive mechanical support to patients with failing hearts. They can support one ventricle or both ventricles (Biventricular Assist Device).
  2. Several types of ventricular assist devices and biventricular assist devicse are available to meet different needs.
  3. Since these ventricular assist devices are used as long-term support for patients awaiting transplantation, or after open-heart surgery or acute myocardial infarction, it motivates these devices to be used as destination therapy for the rest of the patient's life.
  4. Several pump modes are available: fixed, automatic, or user selectable by the clinician. The flow volume should be 10 L/min or less.
  5. The cardiac assist pump must be made of blood-compatible materials to minimize clot formation and thromboembolism. Different manufacturers use diverse ventricular implanted pump materials.
  6. The variety of ventricular assist device models on the market, and the differences in patient requirements and demographics call for clinicians to select the right device for their facility based on the appropriate therapy and patient type.
  7. Implementation of the ventricular assist device as destination therapy is reasonable and required only when the procedure is performed in an approved heart transplant facility with experience of at least 15, that left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to transplantation or destination therapy. A facility may request an exception based on its geographic location, the number of destination procedures performed, and patient outcomes.
  8. A facility performing ventricular assist device implantation as destination therapy must be an active, permanent member of a national audited registry that requires submission of health data on all cardiac assist pump destination therapy patients from the date of implantation throughout the rest of their lives.
  9. Facilities should set up procedures and assign staff to provide prospective recipients with all information needed to help obtain an informed consent for the procedure.
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