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.
In this video, you will learn about heart failure symptoms and options for managing and treating more advanced heart failure.
In this video, you will learn about HeartMate 3 LVAD therapy and how it can help patients with advanced heart failure.
In this video, you will hear from a HeartMate 3 LVAD recipient and his loved ones about his heart failure story and life with LVAD therapy.
In this video, you will hear from a HeartMate 3 LVAD recipient and her loved ones about her heart failure story and life with LVAD therapy.
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 heartmate.com.
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.
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 patients with advanced refractory left ventricular heart failure.
The HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System is contraindicated for patients who cannot tolerate, or who are allergic to, anticoagulation therapy.
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 non-central 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 device thrombosis.
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