Left Ventricular Heart Assist Device (LVAD)

Left ventricular heart assist devices (LVAD) were developed to help heart transplant candidates while they await the availability of a heart, and also for permanent support for end stage heart failure patients.

Advanced LVAD pumps are implanted in the patient, and use an axial flow pump powered by a compact, highly efficient brushless DC torque motor such as those designed by Allied Motion for LVAD applications.