How does LVAD work?

- May 22, 2019-

The left ventricular assist device (LVAD), is a kind of mechanical heart pump. It is placed inside a person's chest and helps the heart to pump blood from left ventricle to aorta, then throughout the body. 


The pump are implanted during open-heart surgery. One end is attached to the left ventricle---that's the chamber of heart that pumps blood out of the lungs and into the body. The other end is attached to the aorta, the body's main artery. Blood flow from the ventricels into the pump which passively fills up. When the sensors indicate it is full, the blood is ejected out of the device to the aorta.


Trando 3D can provide vascular model for surgeons to practing their surgical skill during LVAD implantation. Model showed in picture below extends from carotid artery to femoral artery, featuring left ventricle and aortic valve. We can reserve ports in left ventricle and aorta for your to insert your cannula. 


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