Mechanical Circulatory Support – Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)
In January, 2014, Cone Health received Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device by The Joint Commission.
What is VAD therapy?
Ventricular Assist Device therapy is a mechanical heart pump that does the work of pumping blood for a failing heart, and is indicated in patients with advanced (NYHA Class III or IV) heart failure who become refractory to optimal medical therapy. VADs are implanted in patients as a bridge to heart transplant or as a lifelong destination therapy and offer patients improved quality of life and estimated survival.