NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Third-Generation LVADs: Has Anything Changed?

First Page

293

Last Page

301

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

November 2019

Department

Medicine

Abstract

The field of durable left ventricular assist devices has advanced dramatically since its introduction into the clinical realm. From the first-generation pulsatile HeartMate XVE device to the second-generation continuous axial flow HeartMate-2 to the current third-generation centrifugal flow devices, the left ventricular assist device has undergone significant evolution. This review describes the technology and its changes over the course of time, with a focus on the fundamental question: Has anything changed?

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