biventricular assist device

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biventricular assist device

Abbreviation: BiVAD
A device that helps both ventricles of the heart contract more effectively. It is used to treat heart failure by propelling blood out of the chambers of the heart.
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While it is true that the next 100 days were accomplished thanks to the surgical bivad, we were really in a tough spot with few viable choices when we were unable to wean her from bypass.
A 57-year-old man with AMI shock who was supported by the AB5000 BiVAD for six days