Heart Failure and Transplant

Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Volume

Ventricular Assist Device Implantation, Volume

2014 — 2018

Cleveland Clinic is a pioneer in the use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), having more than 25 years of experience. The devices can be used to help preserve heart function in patients who are awaiting transplant (bridge-to-transplant) or as a final treatment option (destination therapy).

LVAD - left ventricular assist device

Cleveland Clinic surgeons implanted 95 LVADs in 2018. Of these, 34 were used for bridge-to-transplant and 61 were used as destination therapy.