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Are heart pumps saving lives?
Mechanical pumps called ventricular assist devices
(VADs) take over some of the work of the heart.
By helping the ventricles pump blood—easing the
workload of the heart in patients with heart failure—
these heart pumps are saving lives.
VADs are used for
main reasons:
o keep patients alive
until a donor heart
can be found for
2. To let the heart “rest”
so that it can recover
some of its normal
3. To support the circulation
over a period of years for
certain patients who are
too sick to have a heart
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