VAD Trials & Outcomes
HeartMate II Clinical Results - Proven Long-Term Survival
After FDA approval for bridge-to-transplantation, a prospective clinical study was initiated to assess outcomes with the HeartMate II in a broader patient care environment. This is the first post-approval study utilizing the national Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS).
Destination Therapy Results
Major clinical studies have shown HeartMate II to provide long-term survival that is more than two -times greater than the previous DT approved mechanical circulatory support device.27
Two years after receiving a VAD, Salina Gonzales, of San Antonio is enjoying a full life without it.