The Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) is a revolutionary device that has reduced the need for heart transplants worldwide. The LVAD is used in patients with severely weakened heart muscle. It is a pump that is implanted into the Heart, and can generate an amount of blood flow which is equivalent to the amount the normal heart pumps. Some patients can recover enough function after the LVAD to return to work.
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