Medtronic has stopped the distribution and sale of the HVAD™ System as of June 3, 2021, and has notified physicians to cease new implants of the Medtronic HVAD™ System and transition to an alternative commercial LVAD for all future implants. Prophylactic explant of the HVAD™ System is not recommended at this time.
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.
Autologs 1.3 delivers:
“The impact of logfiles for our patients has been substantial. We review the logfiles in conjunction with other pieces of data to look not just for a trend in a patient, but also for something more urgent. We've been able to pick up even early events before they actually happen, and those patients were able to get admitted and taken care of.”
–Erika D. Feller, M.D., Cardiologist University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
The HVAD waveform is a visualization of blood flow through the HVAD, which is generated by three factors:
Every 15 minutes, the controller records the flow from the waveform and the pump's speed and power into its logfiles. It also records all medium- and high-priority alarms at the time they occur. The controller can store up to 30 days of pump parameter data before overwriting the data in a first in/first out fashion.
When sent to the Autologs service, the data contained in the logfiles is charted and organized in a way to simplify pump performance interpretation. The data shown in the reports is summarized to help the user identify major and long-term trends.
Download the latest resources to learn more about HVAD System Autologs.