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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Left-Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

Read more about Left-Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).

Overview

A left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a mechanical pump that can be implanted in your chest. It is sometimes referred to as a "bridge to transplant" since it can be used to maintain people awaiting heart transplants.

Effect of Left-Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) on Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

A left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) helps treat congestive heart failure by temporarily assisting the heart's pumping.

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