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Ventricular assist devices (VAD)

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Capital Health (N.S.). Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2013.
Pamphlet Number
0931
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A ventricular assist device (VAD) may be recommended if a person is a potential candidate for heart transplant. The VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. The pump has an external power source. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, implanting a VAD, risks of surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Cardiovascular Surgery
Alternate Title
VAD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2013
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - surgery
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart, Artificial
Heart-Assist Devices
Postoperative Care
Other Subjects
Heart failure
Heart, Artificial
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Heart--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
A ventricular assist device (VAD) may be recommended if a person is a potential candidate for heart transplant. The VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. The pump has an external power source. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, implanting a VAD, risks of surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
Responsibility
Cardiovascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0931

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