Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)

MY01077,MY00361_IM04277-mcdc7_lvadthu.jpg A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is implanted under your skin. It helps pump blood from the left ventricle of your heart and on to the rest of your body. A control unit and battery pack are worn outside your body and are connected to the LVAD through a port in your skin.
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