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Heart Transplant & Mechanical Assistance

Heart transplantation is offered to patients who have end-stage heart failure that can no longer be managed with medications and other therapies. A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical pump, surgically placed in a patient’s chest, which helps the heart pump blood throughout the body. A VAD is placed in patients who have worsening heart failure, which makes it difficult for the heart to adequately pump blood to the body.

We strive to provide high quality healthcare to all of our patients. In an effort to reach our goal of The Best Patient Experience, we collect data about our patients, their treatments and their outcomes. This data helps us to understand what we’re doing that is working and where we might need to improve our practices for the best possible patient outcomes.  

Our measures related to heart transplantation and mechanical assistance are below.



Last UpdateDecember 2, 2011

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