The New Era Begins
The HeartMate II is Thoratecs first-line intermediate-to-chronic left ventricular assist device. Designed to dramatically improve survival and quality of life, the HeartMate II was developed with the goal of providing several years of circulatory support for a broad range of advanced heart failure patients.20 Its small size and quiet operation make the HeartMate II suitable for a wider range of patients, including women and those of smaller stature*. With product attributes specifically developed to minimize the risk of complications, the HeartMate II is exceptionally durable, dependable, and thromboresistant.
It offers a range of features and benefits:
Implantation requires a less invasive surgical procedure
Relative ease of management; completely wearable system
Low-dose anticoagulation regimen
Improvement of hemodynamics prior to cardiac transplantation can help optimize long-term outcomes