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Hearing that you or your child is in end-stage heart failure is a very frightening time. The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has many device options that may be used to mechanically support the heart and improve blood flow to the body. This mechanical support may be used with the goal of
transplant or used to support the patient for the rest of the patient's life.
Our Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program is a nationally recognized leader in mechanical circulatory support (MCS). Learn more about VADs and MCS on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
During the most recent fiscal year:
Our VAD Program uses devices to stabilize patients and support them while they wait for a donor heart (bridge-to-transplant). And we also support patients with VADs who are not transplant candidates (destination therapy).
Destination therapy can be an alternative to heart transplant for patients who are not candidates for transplantation or do not want to pursue transplantation.
We offer devices tailored to each patient for a full spectrum of conditions including:
Short-term support devices
Long-term support devices
Visit our Contact Us page for consultation or patient VAD / ECMO transport questions.
Our cardiology and heart surgery program are ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
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