Advancements for heart failure sufferers

Thursday, December 07, 2017 02:26PM
Each year, NewYork-Presbyterian implants more than 100 LVADs.


NEW YORK - More than 5 million people suffer from heart failure in the U.S., an estimated 156 of those die every day from advanced heart failure.

Twenty years ago, heart transplant was the only option; now, there are LVADs (left ventricular assist devices).

LVADs can serve as a temporary solution for patients waiting for a heart transplant or as ultimate treatment for those who aren't eligible for transplant.

Each year, NewYork-Presbyterian implants more than 100 LVADs. The main benefit from LVAD therapy is life.

Watch the video player above for more on LVAD treatment from doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian.
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