Research

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart diseases (cardiologists), doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) and others study ventricular assist devices (VADs) and other heart-assist devices such as the total artificial heart. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about cardiovascular research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.

Areas of research may include:

  • Smaller models of VADs
  • Fully implantable VADs
  • New implantation techniques for VAD surgery, such as less invasive surgical techniques
  • Innovative approaches for left and right ventricular assist devices
  • Stem cell research
  • Outcomes of patients after implantation of VADs
  • Prevention and management of complications after implantation of VADs

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on ventricular assist devices on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Feb. 24, 2016
References
  1. What is a ventricular assist device? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/vad. Accessed Aug. 10, 2015.
  2. What is heart failure? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hf. Accessed Aug. 10, 2015.
  3. Aroesty JM, et al. Circulatory assist devices: Cardiopulmonary assist device and short-term left ventricular assist devices. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Aug. 3, 2015.
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  8. AskMayoExpert. What are the therapeutic options for the various stages of heart failure? Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2014.
  9. Stulak JM, et al. Ventricular assist device selection: Which one and when? Croatian Medical Journal. 2014;55:596.
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  11. Mancini D, et al. Left ventricular assist devices: A rapidly evolving alternative to transplant. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2015;65:2542.
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  13. What is cardiac rehabilitation? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/rehab/. Accessed Aug. 13, 2015.
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