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Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)

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Ventricular Assist Devices

A Ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical heart pump designed to help the heart move blood through the body. It is used in the management of heart failure and as an option for patients who may not be eligible for a heart transplant.

Those who may be candidates for such a procedure can put their trust in the VAD Program at Heart Success in Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. Since 2008, The Joint Commission has awarded us with advanced certification in VAD destination therapy, and we were the first center in the nation to implant a Heartmate II® Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) after it received Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

Our program offers both long-term VAD, which is implanted in heart failure patients who are no longer responding to optimal medical management, and short-term VAD, which is inserted as a “bridge to decision” or as a rescue and recovery device for those patients who are acutely and critically ill.

Our VAD Medical Team

Treating heart failure requires a patient-centered team approach. Our VAD medical staff consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, palliative care specialists, pharmacists and nutritionists. Together, they evaluate each patient’s medical history to see if they would benefit from a VAD and work with their loved ones to ensure they receive the most appropriate care.

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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