Considerations for VAD Patients in Cardiac Rehab


A Ventricular Assistive Device, or VAD, is used to aid individuals suffering from Heart Failure. The mechanical device, which can be implanted or worn outside the body, consists of a pump, an electrical controller, a driveline, and batteries that work together to supersede the pumping action of the heart. The continuous flow pump typically results in little to no palpable pulse for patients with these devices.