Mechanical Hearts Trump Death for Patients on Transplant List

Mechanical Hearts Trump Death for Patients on Transplant List

Thoratec Corporation

The HeartMate II LVAD x-ray in a patient. The patient’s native heart is not removed. HeartMate II attaches to the heart and is designed to assist or take over the pumping function of the patient’s left ventricle, the main pumping chamber of the heart.