Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Patient Outcomes

Contact Information

Heart Failure Program
(608) 253- 1690

Cardiothoracic Surgery

(608) 263-0439

Access Center for Referring Physicians
(608) 472- 0111


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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


One month 98
Six months 77
One year 77


Data source: UW Health cardiothoracic surgery database. For patients receiving a VAD implantation between 9/2010 and 7/2012.