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LVAD (Mechanical Circulatory Support) Program

Collage of a hand carefully cradling a heart with heart assist devices in semi-transparent background.

USC Cardiothoracic Surgeons are on the leading edge of incorporating the latest medical devices into their practice.

Many of these innovative devices are designed to keep the heart functioning in a patient who has heart failure. Heart failure can occur for many reasons -- congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, virus, drugs or previous heart attacks. Some of these devices are used as a “bridge” to transplant, while others are used as a permanent replacement (a.k.a. Destination Therapy).

The devices we currently use include:

  • HeartMate II LVAD
  • HeartWare HVAD
  • DuraHeart LVAD
  • Centrimag RVAD/LVAD
  • Syncardia Total Artificial Heart
  • Tandem Heart
  • Impella 2.0

For more information please visit www.mylvad.com, or contact us at (323) 442-5849.


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