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.
When the Lavare™ Cycle is enabled, HVAD™ is the only VAD designed to automatically increase both ventricular and pump washing.1 Additionally, the Lavare Cycle can be toggled on and off according to your patient’s needs.
The Lavare Cycle's unique once-a-minute operation is gentle enough that the patient is unlikely to notice it, but is strong enough to potentially reduce blood stasis in the left ventricle.1,2
The Lavare Cycle Overview Video - (01:34)
An overview of the Lavare Cycle's unique once-a-minute operation, designed to automatically increase both ventricular and pump washing.
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Data on file with Medtronic as of May 2018.
HVAD System Instructions for Use. HeartWare, Inc., Framingham, MA, USA. 01/17.