BVS 5000

BVS 5000

A proprietary cardiac assistance system approved by the FDA for patients with potentially reversible heart failure; the device was previously approved for patients who had been unable to be weaned from heart-lung devices after undergoing heart transplants.

BVS 5000 Components
(1) Pneumatic drive console that can operate one or two blood pumps independently, which can provide support to one or both ventricles without intensive bedside management.
(2) Cannulae, for blood drainage from and blood return to the patient, of varying designs that accommodate different patient anatomy, facilitating simple and efficient insertion.
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The Abiomed BVS 5000 product was the first ventricular assist device (VAD) ever approved by the FDA in 1991 based on an 83-patient PMA study.
The iPulse combination console drives Abiomed and other manufacturers intra-aortic balloons (IAB), Abiomed's BVS 5000 and AB5000 Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD), as well as new products Abiomed may offer in the future.
The BVS 5000 is able to provide left, right, or bi-ventricular support for any and all patients with reversible heart failure.