How to get HeartMate II
To get HeartMate II for yourself or a loved one, you must take control
and act quickly.
- Use the Find a HeartMate II Center box at the top of this page to contact
a medical specialist in your area
- Schedule an appointment for a HeartMate II evaluation
- Know that if a doctor determines that HeartMate II is an appropriate
treatment, your current physician will be consulted
- Getting an evaluation will not disrupt any course of treatment that your current
physician has prescribed
“Just try to keep up with me now-
ALETA HeartMate II recipient
my options are limitless and my outlook
is beyond positive.
I feel like the world is mine for the taking!”
What to expect at your evaluation
At a HeartMate II Center, doctors and other healthcare professionals,
dedicated to providing advanced treatments for heart failure, will meet with you
and/or your loved one to discuss therapy. The medical team will assess the
degree of heart failure and other health factors to determine if HeartMate
II is an appropriate therapy.
The first office visit may take several hours, so be prepared for a little time
away from home. This will probably be the first of many visits. Bringing a book
or other things to do can help pass the time. It may also be a good idea to bring
a friend or family member to take notes and provide support. It is important that
loved ones learn about treatment options, too.
The doctor may recommend HeartMate II as a or for . Destination Therapy is an option
for people who do not qualify for a heart transplant.
HeartMate II is the only
FDA approved for both Bridge to Transplantation and Destination Therapy.
Use the following information on this site to help prepare for your evaluation:
Find a patient like you
Request more information
Questions for your doctor