With national heart transplant wait times ranging from days to years, many patients look to Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) as a bridge to transplantation. LVADs are also used to help your heart work better if you are not eligible for a heart transplant, also known as destination therapy (DT). MCS devices, also known as Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) or Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs), support heart function and blood flow. Here in Louisiana, no one has implanted more of these life-saving devices than The John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute at Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway.
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