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HeartWare HVAD System
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HeartWare HVAD System
VAD recipients share their journey with advanced heart failure and getting back to life with the HeartWare™ HVAD™ System.
Results may vary. This is one person's experience and results are unique for each patient. Please talk with your doctor to see if it is right for you.
Tyshel: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
While on the waiting list for a heart transplant, Tyshel said to herself, “It was time to get back to life.” She followed her doctor’s recommendations to get implanted with the HeartWare™ HVAD™ System.
Trenton: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
Trenton’s heart failure worsened after living with the disease for 8 years. After an emergency MedFlight to the hospital he was told his condition would require VAD therapy.
Miguel: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
Two years after suffering a heart attack, Miguel’s condition worsened. His doctor said he would need a heart transplant, but since his health was in such rapid decline they recommended VAD therapy.
Kierra: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
After living with heart failure for 15 years, Kierra’s heart weakened to a point where advanced treatment was deemed necessary. Because of her small body frame Kierra was recommended to go with the HeartWare™ HVAD™ System.
Donald: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
During a family trip, Donald contracted pneumonia and was told by the hospital’s cardiologist he also suffered from heart failure. Donald chose the HeartWare™ HVAD™ System as it was a good fit for his smaller body frame.
Demetra: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
After living with post-partum cardiomyopathy for 18 years, Demetra’s ejection fraction had fallen below 5%. As a result, she experienced limited mobility and was recommended for VAD therapy.
David: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
After living with chronic heart disease for a long time, David was implanted with the HeartWare™ HVAD™ Pump via a less-invasive thoracotomy procedure.
Curtis: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
After experiencing fatigue and shortness of breath while performing his daily activities, Curtis sought medical attention and was diagnosed with a severe case of heart failure.
Christian: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
Christian’s family has a history of heart failure. After medically managing his own cardiomyopathy, his left ventricle weakened to a point where further medical intervention was required.
Anthony: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
After a year of medically managing a virus that weakened his heart, Anthony’s condition began to further deteriorate. Since choosing the HeartWare™ HVAD™ System, Anthony says his quality of life has greatly improved.
Marlana: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
As a busy mother and wife who developed heart failure during the delivery of her twins, Marlana is back spending time at home with her four children.
John: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
Three previous operations made it impossible to receive VAD surgery through John’s sternum. The less-invasive thoracotomy approach allowed him to get back to living.
Melissa: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
As a young college student, Melissa was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy. See how her life has changed since living with HVAD System.
Phil: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
After several years of experiencing cardiomyopathy, Phil received the HVAD System and can return to playing music and spending time with his son.
Mike: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
An extreme lack of energy was slowing down Mike's capabilities prior to implantation. He reflects on his decision to receive the HVAD System and how he has changed.
Adam: HeartWare HVAD System Patient Stories
When he was diagnosed with heart failure at 29, Adam endured several months of his deteriorating condition before receiving his HVAD.