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  1. Mohamad Alkhouli, M.D.

    Mohamad Alkhouli, M.D.

    1. Interventional Cardiologist
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Ventricular assist device implantation, Coronary angioplasty and stenting, Tricuspid valve repair and replacement, Coro...nary angiogram, Balloon pulmonary angioplasty, Mitral valve repair and replacement, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Left atrial appendage closure, Pulmonary artery catheter insertion, Alcohol septal ablation, Patent foramen ovale closure, Pulmonary vein angioplasty, Coronary physiology assessment, Pulmonary vein stenting, Atrial septostomy, Right heart catheterization with exercise, Coronary artery disease, Stroke, Heart valve disease, Mitral valve regurgitation, Tricuspid valve regurgitation, Atrial fibrillation, Aortic valve stenosis, Patent foramen ovale, Atrial septal defect, Tricuspid valve disease, Ventricular septal defect

  2. Kevin Landolfo, M.D.

    Kevin Landolfo, M.D.

    1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    2. General Surgeon
    1. Jacksonville, FL
    Areas of focus:

    Heart transplant, Ventricular assist device implantation, Lung transplant, Heart valve repair, Heart surgery, Thoracic ...aortic aneurysm surgery, Heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Lung cancer, Heart valve disease, Atrial fibrillation, Thoracic aortic aneurysm

  3. Philip J. Spencer, M.D.

    Philip J. Spencer, M.D.

    1. Cardiovascular Surgeon
    2. Transplant Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Heart transplant, Ventricular assist device implantation, Coronary bypass surgery, Lung transplant, Aortic valve repair... and replacement, Tricuspid valve repair and replacement, Mitral valve repair and replacement, Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, Heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Endocarditis, Aortic aneurysm, Tricuspid valve disease, Lung disorder

  4. John M. Stulak, M.D.

    John M. Stulak, M.D.

    1. Cardiovascular Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Surgical procedure, Heart transplant, Ventricular assist device implantation, Coronary bypass surgery, Aortic valve rep...air and replacement, Heart valve surgery, Transplant, Tricuspid valve repair and replacement, Pulmonary valve repair and replacement, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Maze procedure, Atrial fibrillation ablation, Mitral valve repair and replacement, Aortic root surgery, Heart care, Chest surgery, Heart valve repair, Heart valve replacement, Aneurysm surgery, Atrial flutter ablation, Heart surgery, Pericardiectomy, Valve-sparing aortic root replacement, Mechanical circulatory support device implantation, Heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Heart valve disease, Heart tumor, Heart arrhythmia, Pericarditis, Aneurysm, Tricuspid valve disease

  5. Paul C. Tang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Paul C. Tang, M.D., Ph.D.

    1. Cardiovascular Surgeon
    2. Transplant Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Heart transplant, Ventricular assist device implantation, Coronary bypass surgery, Septal myectomy, Aortic aneurysm rep...air, Heart surgery, Pericardiectomy, Mechanical circulatory support device implantation, Heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Heart valve disease, Cardiomyopathy, Pericardial disease, Aortic disorder

  6. Mauricio A. Villavicencio Theoduloz, M.D.

    Mauricio A. Villavicencio Theoduloz, M.D.

    1. Cardiovascular Surgeon
    2. Transplant Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Heart transplant, Ventricular assist device implantation, Coronary bypass surgery, Lung transplant, Aortic valve repair... and replacement, Tricuspid valve repair and replacement, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Maze procedure, Atrial fibrillation ablation, Mitral valve repair and replacement, Aortic root surgery, Heart care, Heart valve repair, Heart valve replacement, Aneurysm surgery, Atrial flutter ablation, Heart surgery, Pericardiectomy, Mechanical circulatory support device implantation, Heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Heart valve disease, Heart tumor, Heart arrhythmia, Pericarditis, Transplant disorder, Aneurysm, Tricuspid valve disease, Lung disorder

Research

Mayo Clinic researchers study left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and other heart-assist devices such as the total artificial heart. Mayo Clinic researchers participate in clinical trials for ventricular assist devices and publish research findings.

You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about cardiovascular research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.

Areas of research have included:

  • Less invasive ways to implant a VAD.
  • Infection risk and treatment after LVAD.
  • Understanding how an LVAD affects blood flow to the heart and rest of the body.
  • How well patients do after LVAD surgery.
  • Prevention and management of VAD complications.
  • How people considering LVAD destination therapy make decisions about their care. This is called shared decision-making intervention.

Publications

See a list of publications about ventricular assist device by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research Profiles

Ventricular assist device care at Mayo Clinic

May 03, 2023
  1. Yancy CW, et al. 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA focused update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of heart failure. Circulation. 2017; doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000509.
  2. Atti V, et al. A comprehensive review of mechanical circulatory support devices. Heart International. 2022; doi:10.17925/HI.2022.16.1.37.
  3. Miller LW, et al. Evolution of left ventricular assist device therapy for advanced heart failure: A review. JAMA Cardiology. 2018; doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.0522.
  4. Vieira JL, et al. Mechanical circulatory support devices in advanced heart failure: 2020 and beyond. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 2020; doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2020.09.003.
  5. Libby P, et al., eds. Mechanical circulatory support. In: Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 12th ed. Elsevier; 2022. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed Jan. 23, 2023.
  6. Ami TR. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic. Dec. 24, 2022.
  7. How can I prepare for heart surgery? American Heart Association. https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/answers-by-heart-fact-sheets/answers-by-heart-fact-sheets-treatments-and-tests. Accessed Jan. 19, 2023.
  8. Office of Patient Education. Heart surgery: Getting ready, surgery and your time in the hospital. Mayo Clinic; 2021.
  9. Brown DL. Ventricular assist device therapy in advanced heart failure. In: Cardiac Intensive Care. 3rd ed. Elsevier. 2019. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed March 27, 2023.
  10. Mancini D. Management of long-term mechanical circulatory support devices. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed March 27, 2023.
  11. O'Horo JC, et al. Left ventricular assist device infections: A systematic review. ASAIO Journal. 2018; doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000684.
  12. Allen LA, et al. Effectiveness of an intervention supporting shared decision making for destination therapy left ventricular assist device: The DECIDE-LVAD randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2018; doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.8713.
  13. Pasrija C, et al. Less invasive left ventricular assist device implantation may reduce right ventricular failure. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. 2019; doi:10.1093/icvts/ivz143.
  14. Bachmann JM, et al. Association of cardiac rehabilitation with decreased hospitalizations and mortality after ventricular assist device implantation. JACC Heart Failure. 2018; doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2017.11.002.
  15. Aissaoui N, et al. Understanding left ventricular assist devices. Blood Purification. 2018; doi:10.1159/000491872.
  16. Recommendations for patients and health care providers: HVAD system. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/cardiovascular-devices/recommendations-patients-and-health-care-providers-hvad-system. Accessed March 28, 2023.
  17. Rosenbaum AN (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic. Feb. 14, 2023.
  18. Dunlay SM (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic. March 12, 2019.
  19. Recalls related to the HVAD system. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/cardiovascular-devices/recalls-related-hvad-system#recalls. Accessed Feb. 5, 2023.
  20. Rosenbaum AN, et al. Left ventricular hemodynamics and relationship with myocardial recovery and optimization in patients supported on CF-LVAD therapy. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2022; doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.12.008.

Ventricular assist device (VAD)