VAD Treatments

Short Term VADs are used to temporarily improve blood flow and allow time for an acutely damaged heart to recover.

  • Impella®
  • CentriMag®

Long term VADs are used at Delray Medical Center for the following treatment goals based on FDA approved indications:

  • Bridge to Transplant (BTT) patients are those that are waiting for a heart transplant but need the LVAD to control their heart failure symptoms while they wait for a donor heart.
    • HeartWare®
    • HeartMate II®
  • Bridge to Recovery patients are those that have heart conditions which may only need a short period of recovery time on the pump.
  • Destination Therapy (DT) patients are those that are not eligible for transplant or don’t want a heart transplant and choose to live indefinitely with their VAD.
    • HeartMate II®