The HeartAssist5® is the smallest and lightest of any full flow LVAD
The pump weighs only 92 grams, and is nearly silent.
The new HeartAssist5® VAD supports extra large adults to pediatric patients as small as 18 kg. It provides smooth, gentle blood flow from 2-10 L/min. For weaning patients whose own hearts are recovering, the HeartAssist5® provides precise blood flow as low as 2 L/min.
The HeartAssist5®’s small size is also one of the features that led to FDA approval as a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for use in pediatric patients in the United States. This indication is also CE Mark Approved for Europe. The HeartAssist5® can be implanted in children as young as four to six years old with a body surface area of 0.7m2 or larger.
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