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Discover the latest advancements in VAD therapy, including Quick Connect, the Carbothane driveline, and Autologs™ 1.3. This is HVAD, enhanced.
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Quick Connect

Discover a Secure, Reliable Connection. This Is HVAD Enhanced with Quick Connect.

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Quick Connect is the latest enhancement to the HVAD System, and it includes three new features designed to provide a secure connection and improve assembly of the outflow graft and strain relief onto the HVAD Pump. 

  1. Outflow Graft
    A new titanium ring allows for quick attachment of the graft to the HVAD Pump outflow port and reduces the risk of tearing the graft.
  2. Modified Strain Relief
    Now includes a captured screw that cannot be removed from the clamp even when fully opened.
  3. Torque Wrench
    Now features an audible click to indicate a secure connection.
Close-up view of the outflow graft component of the HVAD system
Close-up view of the modified strain component of the HVAD system
Close-up view of the torque wrench component of the HVAD system.

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Carbothane Driveline

Discover Greater Flexibility and Increased Durability1

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The Carbothane driveline was designed with your patients’ needs in mind and with the goal of continuing to improve driveline management. The enhanced driveline now features:

  • A UV-resistant outer sheath to inhibit cracking and discoloration.
  • Increased flexibility, enabling patients to bend and secure the driveline to their abdomen for a more comfortable placement.
  • The same small outer diameter as the previous Pellethane® HVAD driveline (4.8 mm).
  • Redundant pacemaker-grade wires.

Since the Carbothane driveline launched in the United States in 2018, there has been a reduction in the reported incidents of driveline infections.2

This is HVAD,  Enhanced With the Carbothane Driveline.

Smart Technology

Discover Autologs, Made Easier. This is HVAD Enhanced with Autologs 1.3.

Introducing Autologs 1.3, the latest update to our advanced device management service. The enhanced Autologs 1.3 website and report were developed with the goals of driving greater convenience and delivering faster access to important pump data.

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Example of HVAD Autologs report with graphs and data available to healthcare providers

Autologs 1.3 Delivers

  • Faster access to important patient data: New report delivery options are now provided to better fit into the clinical workflow.
  • Deeper insight into the chronology of events: Visualization tools and a detailed list of alarm and event notifications are now available.
  • Greater convenience: The site offers convenient summary statistics for easier interpretation of pump performance.
iPad illustration showing Autologs 1.3 interface

Learn more about Autologs and Waveforms for patient management.

Discover Continuous Innovation

2011 2016 2018 2019 2020
Close-up image of product sintering

Introduced HVAD sintering, increased coring tool diameter, and optimized antiplatelet therapy.3

Image of HVAD controller

Introduced Controller 2.0, the latest HVAD Controller providing patients greater freedom with fewer battery changes and fewer alarms.

Two surgical tools on white background

Introduced optimized surgical tools to accommodate various implant procedures.

Incorporated a driveline, enhanced with Carbothane, designed to provide increased durability and flexibility.

Image of an HVAD Autologs report

Introduced Autologs 1.2, delivering comprehensive logfile data in seconds and streamlining device management.

HVAD graft, strain, and wrench on a white background

Introduced Autologs 1.3 for greater convenience and faster access to important pump data.

Introduced Quick Connect, for a secure, reliable connection to the pump. 

2021 and Beyond Continuous Innovation Imagine What's Next.




Medtronic data on file as of January 2018. Compared to the Pellethane HVAD driveline.


Medtronic data on file: Dubuc J. Worksheet: U.S. Pelle vs. U.S. Carbo; May 1, 2020.


Slaughter MS, Pagani FD, McGee EC, et al. HeartWare ventricular assist system for bridge to transplant: combined results of the bridge to transplant and continued access protocol trial. J Heart Lung Transplant. July 2013;32(7):675-683.

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