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VAD Resource Center  HOT

 10896 Hits Since 5/9/2007

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This site is dedicated to providing easy access to information concerning ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts.  Our goal is to provide a centralized location for access to information about devices utilized in the treatment of heart failure.  While the site is under construction please utilize any of the areas that are up and running.

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Mechanical Circulatory Support  HOT

 1557 Hits Since 9/22/2004

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Heart assist devices such as the Jarvik 2000 are used to support and sometimes replace a failing heart. They include total artificial hearts such as the AbioCor and less complicated devices such as the intra-aortic balloon pump.

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Technical Assessment of Ventricular Assist Devices  HOT

 11697 Hits Since 9/22/2004

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There are a number of conditions that give rise to or result from a failing heart and that require assisting or replacing insufficient or abnormal ventricular function. In addition to attempting to treat these conditions medically or surgically, a wide range of mechanical ventricular assist device types has been developed that can potentially address these conditions as well.

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