LVAD

Introduction

It is an electromechanical device for assisting cardiac circulation which is used to either partially or completely replace the function of a failing heart. We are one of the best hospitals for LVAD in Chennai and will assist you in the best possible way.

LVAD is implanted to treat what symptoms

Some of the common symptoms can be:

  • Fatigue
  • Palpitations
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Chest pain on stress

What are the Pre-Surgery Investigations?

Your doctor will give you specific instructions about changes in activities, diet, and medications you should follow before surgery and also give you some basic tests to be done before the surgery such as:

  • Echocardiogram.
  • Chest X-ray.
  • Blood tests.
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG).
  • Cardiac catheterization.

What is our Expertise at Gleneagles Global Health City?

Everything at Gleneagles Global Health City Hospitals begins & ends with your health. We aim to offer you the best of patient experience that includes – the most advanced treatments, state-of-the-art infrastructure and taking care of the simple things that make a big difference. Our experts are available 24/7 to help you with any problems or queries.

How is the LVAD done?

The LVAD is implanted during open-heart surgery. The part of the implant may vary based on the type of device.

What is Post-Procedural Care surgery?

Expect to spend a couple of days in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Cardiac recovery often begins while you are still in the hospital. You will be given a program of exercise and diet designed to help you recover. Barring complications, you are most likely to get discharged from the hospital within a week. You still might have difficulty doing day to day activities. You must accept a full recovery in about 6 to 12 weeks.

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