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Thoratec, the maker of HeartMate II, is the worldwide leader in mechanical circulatory support, committed to helping people live longer, better lives for over 35 years. Today, Thoratec offers the broadest range of products for advanced heart failure patients. The company provides the know-how and support for the people whose lives depend on them. To learn more about Thoratec, visit


For indications for use, contraindications, warnings, and adverse events view our HeartMate II safety information. Individual experiences, symptoms, situations, and circumstances may vary. Please consult your physician or qualified healthcare provider regarding your condition and appropriate medical treatment.

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