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VADs and Artificial Heart

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Heart (ventricular) Assist Devices-VADs

This is another option that is available for patients with heart failure. These devices, when implanted, take over the function of the heart partially, keep the patient alive until either heart recovers or patient goes for heart transplantation. 2 types of  devices are now available in India-CentgriMag for temporary support of the heart for 30-45 days and HeartmateII for prolonged support for a few months to years.