adult ventricular assist device
St. Jude Medical
Living a Fuller, More Active Life
The HeartMate 3™ left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, assists your heart in pumping blood throughout your body and increasing the supply of oxygen to your organs.1 Designed with Full MagLev™ flow technology, the HeartMate 3 LVAD helps protect the blood as it flows through the pump. It is approved for use in patients for short-term or long-term support.
Because it is designed to restore blood flow throughout the body, an LVAD may help patients with heart failure:
Breathe more easily and feel less fatigued
Improve organ function
Generally feel more energetic and able to resume normal activities that they were unable to do prior to receiving the device