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Other Names for a Ventricular Assist Device

  • Heart pump
  • Left ventricular assist device, or LVAD
  • Right ventricular assist device, or RVAD
  • Biventricular assist device, or BIVAD (the term for both an LVAD and RVAD used together)
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Ventricular Assist Device Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Ventricular Assist Device, visit

March 31, 2012 Last Updated Icon

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