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.
See also: device
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13) Senduran and colleagues (14) provide details of PT treatment for a patient POD one, but in that case the patient had a biventricular assist device, which does not require cardiectomy and is therefore different than a TAH.
In the short term, the biventricular assist device was functioning well and Patient X remained stable.
CR received cardiovascular support for weeks with a biventricular assist device, which is typically used only for days at a time.