REAL PATIENTS REAL STORIES

HeartWare HVAD System

OVERVIEW

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

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'S STORY

As a young college student, Melissa was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy. See how her life has changed since living with HVAD System.


PHIL'S STORY

After several years of experiencing cardiomyopathy, Phil received the HVAD System and can return to playing music and spending time with his son.


MIKE'S STORY

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'S STORY

When he was diagnosed with heart failure at 29, Adam endured several months of his deteriorating condition before receiving his HVAD.