If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with advanced heart failure, your doctor may recommend that you be evaluated for options to manage and treat your heart failure.
These short videos will help you understand if your heart failure is worsening and how treatment with the HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) may be an option available to you.
Treatment for advanced heart failure has improved greatly in recent years. Learn more about the HeartMate 3 LVAD.
HeartMate 3 LVAD
(Left Ventricular Assist Device): Connected to the left side of the heart and moves oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body.
Batteries: Provide up to 17 hours of uninterrupted power.
Modular Driveline: Facilitates simple replacement of externalized portion.
System Controller: Powers and controls the LVAD and is small enough to fit in a pocket. Includes emergency backup battery.
It’s important to talk to your doctor and ask questions. By better understanding heart failure and your treatment options, you can make informed decisions to manage your heart failure.
If your doctor thinks advanced options may be necessary, including LVAD therapy, you will be referred to an advanced heart failure specialist for evaluation and for more information. The earlier you are seen by a heart failure specialist before your condition becomes worse, the more time you will have to decide and plan for your treatment.
For more information, please visit Abbott.com/Heartmate.
These materials are not intended to replace your doctor’s advice or information. For any questions or concerns you may have regarding the medical procedures, devices and/or your personal health, please discuss these with your physician.
These testimonials relate an account of an individual’s response to the treatment. The 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.
Prior to using these devices, please review the Instructions For Use for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events and directions for use.
HeartMate 3™ LVAS Indications:
The HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist System is indicated for providing short- and long-term mechanical circulatory support (e.g., as bridge to transplant or myocardial recovery, or destination therapy) in adult and pediatric patients with advanced refractory left ventricular heart failure and with an appropriate body surface area.
HeartMate 3™ LVAS Contraindications:
The HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System is contraindicated for patients who cannot tolerate, or who are allergic to, anticoagulation therapy.
HeartMate 3™ LVAS Adverse Events:
Adverse events that may be associated with the use of the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System are: death, bleeding, cardiac arrhythmia, localized infection, right heart failure, respiratory failure, device malfunctions, driveline infection, renal dysfunction, sepsis, stroke, other neurological event (not stroke-related), hepatic dysfunction, psychiatric episode, venous thromboembolism, hypertension, arterial noncentral nervous system (CNS) thromboembolism, pericardial fluid collection, pump pocket or pseudo pocket infection, myocardial infarction, wound dehiscence, hemolysis (not associated with suspected device thrombosis) or pump thrombosis.