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How the HeartMate 3 LVAD Works

LVAD therapy for the treatment of advanced heart failure has improved greatly in recent years. Learn more about the HeartMate 3™ LVAD:

  • A small device implanted in your body to help the heart pump blood
  • Reverses symptoms of heart failure and improves survival and quality of life1
  • Helps people with heart failure return to enjoyable activities and live active, full lives1

Watch how the HeartMate 3 LVAD helps the heart pump blood through the body.

How HeartMate 3 LVAD Works

HeartMate 3 LVAD System Overview

What Makes Up the System?

Diagram of the HeartMate 3 LVAD system on an outline of a person.

HeartMate 3 LVAD

Connects to the left side of the heart and moves blood from the heart’s left ventricle to the rest of the body.

HeartMate 3 LVAD pump

Batteries

Provide up to 17 hours of uninterrupted power.

HeartMate 3 LVAD Batteries

Driveline

Transfers power and information between the controller and the heart pump. This component is partially outside of your body.

HeartMate 3 Driveline

Controller

Powers and controls the LVAD and is small enough to fit in a pocket. Includes emergency backup battery.

HeartMate 3 Controller


Associated risk of LVAD therapy can include bleeding, stroke, thrombosis and other possible adverse events.


Live a More Active Life With an LVAD

Review fast facts and helpful information about living life with a HeartMate 3 LVAD.

References

  1. Mehra M, Uriel N, Naka Y, et al. A Fully Magnetically Levitated Ventricular Assist Device-Final Report. N Engl J Med. 2019;380:1618-1627.
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