HeartMate 3 LVAD Therapy

A treatment for those with advanced heart failure

HeartMate 3 LVAD Therapy

HeartMate 3 LVAD: Real People, Real Stories

Here is what real people have to say about life after receiving their HeartMate 3™ LVAD:

Loren’s Story: LVAD for Advanced Heart Failure

Loren was told he had advanced heart failure and wondered how he was going to live his life. His symptoms progressed while waiting for a heart transplant to the point where he could no longer wait. Hear about his experience with LVAD therapy.

Tyrone’s Story: LVAD Helped Regain Quality of Life

Tyrone experienced a traumatic event that caused a shock to his heart. After being diagnosed with heart failure in 2012, he was told he had 6-months to live. See how LVAD therapy helped him regain his quality of life.

Kyla’s Story: LVAD and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

After two healthy pregnancies, Kyla's third pregnancy caused peripartum cardiomyopathy. Here's how she was able to have hope again and why she calls LVAD therapy her "saving grace.”

Martha’s Story: LVAD After Failed Heart Failure Treatments

Martha tried diet, exercise, medicines, and a defibrillator. When those stopped working, she got another chance with LVAD therapy. Now she says, buoyed by the love of her two daughters, “I’m not stopping.”

Bouba’s Story: LVAD from a Dad's Perspective

Since receiving his HeartMate 3 LVAD, Bouba has been able to maintain consistent energy and spend time with his young children. Listen to his experience and hear why he was excited to receive LVAD therapy.

David’s Story: LVAD for Congestive Heart Failure

Medication wasn’t helping alleviate David’s congestive heart failure symptoms, so his doctor recommended the HeartMate 3 LVAD. See what he’s been able to do since.

Ron’s Story: LVAD for an Active Grandfather

After a surprising decline with heart failure, Ron received a HeartMate 3 LVAD. See how he went from feeling he didn't have much time left to enjoying activities with his wife and grandkids again.


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Associated risk of LVAD therapy can include bleeding, stroke, thrombosis and other possible adverse events. See Important Safety Information for more details.

“My life changed, for the better. I woke up refreshed, I woke up feeling like a million bucks.”

— Martha, HeartMate 3 LVAD Recipient

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Additional Information

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.

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