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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To our knowledge, this is the second case report with biventricular assist device or total artificial heart in the literature that describes the early physical therapeutic intervention.
Bluestein plans to use the DTE to test and optimize the designs of prosthetic heart valves, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), biventricular assist devices (BiVADs) and the SynCardia temporary CardioWest[TM] Total Artificial Heart.