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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Physical therapy in the intensive care unit in a patient with biventricular assist device. Cardiopulm Phys Ther J.
We report the case of a patient with GCM who was given extended biventricular assist device (BiVAD) support before heart transplantation and whose explanted heart showed no evidence of GCM despite the fact that she did not receive immunosuppressive therapy.
NMMC is one of only two hospitals in Mississippi to offer the biventricular assist device, technology that simulates the heart's own pumping capability.