REAL PATIENTS REAL STORIES
HeartWare HVAD System
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After living with chronic heart disease for a long time, David was implanted with the HeartWare™ HVAD™ Pump via a less-invasive thoracotomy procedure.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
As a young college student, Melissa was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy. See how her life has changed since living with HVAD System.
After several years of experiencing cardiomyopathy, Phil received the HVAD System and can return to playing music and spending time with his son.
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.
When he was diagnosed with heart failure at 29, Adam endured several months of his deteriorating condition before receiving his HVAD.