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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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Some patients are put on Bivad
mechanical support but they will never recover and the next stage of treatment is a heart transplant.
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The mechanical support options for a patient with Fontan physiology include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), biventricular assist device (biVAD
) (which would necessitate bicaval cannulation or Fontan takedown) and single VAD support with fenestration closure or intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) (3-5).