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Learn more about your options for advanced heart failure therapy by requesting materials from Thoratec. Please complete this information to request the videos or receive the English-language version of the booklet by mail.

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Living with the HeartMate® (Volumes I, II and III)

Patients share their experiences about deciding on and living with a ventricular assist device (VAD) in this video presentation.

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A Treatment Choice for Heart Failure

If you've been referred for a VAD evaluation, watch this DVD to learn about:

  • How the heart is affected by advanced-stage heart failure
  • The basics of surgery and recovery
  • How to adjust to living with a VAD
  • What the expectations are for quality of life
  • Patient testimonials from VAD recipients

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HeartMate II Patient Education Brochure : Education for Decision Making in Advanced Heart Failure

For patients who are learning about LVAD therapy, this brochure provides information about advanced heart failure, the HeartMate II LVAD system, and benefits and risks of LVAD getting an LVAD.

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