Third-Generation LVADs: Has Anything Changed?
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?
Levine, A., & Gass, A. (2019). Third-Generation LVADs: Has Anything Changed?. Cardiology in Review, 27 (6), 293-301. https://doi.org/10.1097/CRD.0000000000000268