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HeartMate II

HeartMate II

A life extending therapy for patients awaiting a heart transplant

HeartMate II

HeartMate II


Manufactured by Thoratec, the HeartMate II is the only long-term LVAD (left ventricular assisted device) to have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat end-stage heart failure, a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body.

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Albany Medical Center was recently feaured on News Channel 13 for a new device that helps save heart patients. Watch Now