Significant right ventricular failure accompanying left ventricular failure was treated by implantation of the fully magnetically levitated centrifugal HeartMate 3 ventricular assist device as biventricular (BiVAD) support in 14 patients at 6 medical centers worldwide. The clinical details of this first multicenter experience are presented. Nine of these patients (64%) were alive as of January 1, 2018. Eight of the 9 have continued on BiVAD support for 95 to 636 (mean 266) days: 7 at home, and 1 successfully transplanted after 98 days of support.
- bi-ventricular assist device
- bi-ventricular failure
- continuous flow ventricular assist device
- left ventricular assist device
- right ventricular assist device
- total artificial heart