"My goal was to lead an active life again. Thanks to my doctors and Heartmate 3, I have met that goal. I’m able to do the things I love again, like hiking, riding my bike, and doing volunteer work."
—Astrid, Heartmate 3 LVAD recipient*
RETURN TO AN ACTIVE LIFE
Many HeartMate 3 LVAD patients find that they can get back to doing the things they love, including:
- Playing golf
- Enjoying family time
Please note that you cannot swim, play water sports or engage in contact sports because some parts of the HeartMate 3 device are located outside of your body.
COMPLICATIONS AND RISKS
It is important that you understand the risks of LVAD implantation. An LVAD should not be used in patients who cannot tolerate or are allergic to anticoagulation therapy. Adverse events that may be associated with the use of the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device are listed below.
Consult your doctor about all possible benefits and risks of an LVAD.
*This testimonial relates an account of an individual's response to the treatment. This patient's account is genuine, typical and documented, however, it does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response other persons may have to the treatment. Responses to the treatment discussed can and do vary and are specific to the individual patient.