Heart Failure and Transplant

Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Volume

Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Volume

2015 — 2019

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

LVAD - left ventricular assist device

Cleveland Clinic surgeons implanted 101 LVADs in 2019. Of these, 28 were used for bridge-to-transplant and 73 were used as destination therapy.