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.
Considerations for VAD Patients in Cardiac Rehab
Considerations for VAD Patients in Cardiac Rehab Resource Document