Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Patient Outcomes
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UW Health is one of the national leaders in outcomes using left ventricular assist devices for patients with end-stage heart failure. Our team uses a broad spectrum of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), tailoring selection to meet each patient's individual needs.
Whether we implant a left ventricular assist device as a bridge-to-transplantation for those awaiting transplant, or as destination therapy for those ineligible for transplant, our results have been exemplary.
Patient Survival Rates
- Vertical axis: Survival rates (percentage)
- Horizontal axis: Time elapsed since implantation
Data source: UW Health cardiothoracic surgery database. For patients receiving a VAD implantation between 9/2010 and 7/2012.