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About HeartMate II®

A Proven Treatment Option for People with Advanced Heart Failure

The HeartMate II is one of the most advanced devices to treat advanced heart failure available today. The first device of its kind to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for advanced heart failure, the HeartMate II has already provided over 20,000 people with new hope and improved health, allowing them to reclaim their lives.

The HeartMate II is a heart pump called an LVAD (short for Left Ventricular Assist Device). An LVAD is designed to help the left side of your heart pump the blood your body needs. It does not replace your heart. In most cases with a HeartMate II* LVAD, advanced heart failure patients can experience a dramatic improvement in their heart failure symptoms. With oxygen-rich blood flowing throughout the body, most people say they feel better and have more energy. Most HeartMate II patients also experience an improved quality of life. They can once again enjoy their favorite activities, such as travel, golf, visiting family members, dancing and playing an instrument.

Measuring approximately 3 inches in length and weighing approximately 10 ounces, the HeartMate II is smaller and quieter than other FDA-approved LVADs. The HeartMate II is small enough to fit people of many sizes and ages, and it is designed to work for a number of years.

Talk to your doctor and find out if the HeartMate II may be the right therapy for you.

*For a listing of complications and adverse events click here

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Patient Bill

"This device is a very slick device because it is very easy to live with."

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