What is a VAD?
A VAD or ventricular assist device is a mechanical pump which is used to support heart function and blood flow in people having weakened hearts. This device takes blood from a lower chamber of the heart and helps pump it to the body and the vital organs. VADs might not be a treatment option for patients having serious health conditions such as serious brain injuries, severe kidney failure, severe infections, etc.
Advantages of Ventricular assist device surgery
You will benefit from a ventricular assist device if one or both of the ventricles don’t work properly due to heart disease. A VAD helps to support your heart:
- During or after the surgery until your heart recovers
- While you are waiting for a heart transplant
- If you are not eligible for a heart transplant, a VAD can be a long-term solution to help your heart work better
Types of ventricular assist devices:
There are two types of VADs: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and Right ventricular assist device (RVAD). If both of these types of VADs are used at the same time, they are called as Biventricular Assist Device (BVAD).
Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
It is the most common type of ventricular assist device that helps the left ventricle pump the blood to the aorta, which is the main artery carrying oxygen rich blood from your heart to your body.
Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD)
These are used only for short-term support of the right ventricle after LVAD surgery or other heart surgery. It helps the right ventricle pump blood to the pulmonary artery that carries blood from the heart to the lungs to pick up oxygen.
Bi-Ventricular Assist Device (BVAD)
It might be used when both the ventricles don’t work to meet the body’s requirement. Another treatment option for this condition is a total artificial heart, a device replacing the ventricles.
Before Ventricular Assist Device Surgery
Before the ventricular assist device surgery, you will spend some amount of time in the hospital. While in the hospital, you can have the treatment for a weakened heart. You will get a free consultation for the ventricular assist device surgery in India that will give you a clear idea about the advantages and disadvantages of the surgery.
During Ventricular Assist Device Surgery
A Ventricular Assist Device Surgery is an open heart surgery, which lasts for about six to eight hours. The patient will be asleep during this procedure and hence you will feel no pain. You will be connected to a machine to help you breathe during this surgery. To get more details you can avail the free consultation for the ventricular assist device surgery through India Cardiac Surgery Site Consultants.
After the Ventricular Assist Device Surgery
After undergoing this surgery, the patient will be in the ICU for a few days. You will be given some medications and liquid fluids during this period. After a few days, you will be shifted to a regular hospital room where you will be taken care of and will be discharged once the surgeon feels your condition has been stabilized.
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