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Ventricular Assist Device Therapy

When your heart’s not working well due to advanced heart failure, ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy at Cone Health can help you live longer and enjoy a better quality of life.

What’s a Ventricular Assist Device?

VAD DeviceAlso known as a heart pump, a ventricular assist device (VAD), is a tiny tool that helps your heart circulate blood more effectively.

Advanced Heart Pump Technology

Four out of five people experience a dramatic reduction in advanced heart failure symptoms after receiving the HeartMateII®, a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted inside your body and connected to a controller and batteries located outside your body. It’s the only LVAD approved by the FDA for long-term treatment (destination therapy) and as a bridge to a heart transplant.

Dr. Peter Van Trigt explains the LVAD

Quality Care Close to Home

Trust the experience of North Carolina’s first team to offer ventricular assist device therapy in a community health setting. Rest assured you’ll receive the highest-quality care—Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital’s VAD program holds a Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission, the nation’s premier health care accrediting agency.

Learn more about heart surgery at Cone Health.

VAD Coordinator

You’ll appreciate the personal support and guidance you receive from Cone Health’s dedicated VAD coordinators—experienced clinicians who:

  • Coordinate your care
  • Help you understand your condition
  • Teach you about your ventricular assist device
  • Explain what to expect before, during and after your VAD surgery
  • Answer your questions

Long-Term Follow-Up Care

Count on your Cone Health heart and vascular care team to provide comprehensive long-term follow-up care to help you live as well as possible after VAD surgery. Learn about our multidisciplinary heart failure clinic.

Meet Tonya Moore

Tonya Moore was a 36-year-old mother of two with no family history of heart disease when she had a heart attack. Now, thanks to a battery-powered-pump (VAD) attached to her heart, Tonya is full of life again.

Read Tonya's Story