Penn Heart and Vascular

VAD Types at the Heart Failure Program

Quality & Outcomes: Types of VADs

A VAD for Every Heart

Penn Heart & Vascular offers VADs for every patient, whatever their age, size or gender. The following list represents the VADs currently available at Penn Medicine:

FDA Approved VADs

  • Syncardia CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t)
  • HeartMate II® LVAD
  • Thoratec™ Paracorporeal Blood Pumping System
  • Levitronix® Centrimag® VAS
  • Impella
  • Tandem Heart
  • Abiomeds
  • Biomedicus

Investigational Devices

  • HeartWare® Ventricular Assist System
  • Circulite Synergy
  • EVAHEART
  • SynCardia 50cc Total Articifical Heart
  • Thoratec HeartMate III

2012 Penn Heart Failure Clinical Activity Report

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