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HeartMate II results

HeartMate II is the most widely studied device of its kind, and the results are impressive.

“I got my strength back within 30 days—and boy, it came screaming back! I’m healthier than I have been in 15 years, and that includes my time in the 82nd Airborne Division! Today, I feel a great sense of peace. I’m completely happy with the decision I’ve made.”

Peter HeartMate II recipient

  • 10 years of clinical use in more than 20,000 patients
  • 7 times more effective in treating advanced heart failure than medication alone
  • 4 out of 5 people who received HeartMate II became free or almost free of advanced heart failure symptoms just 6 months after surgery—and remained so for at least 2 years

HeartMate II: Living again

HeartMate II doesn’t just lengthen life, it improves it. With increased blood flow, organs and muscles have more oxygen, and that can help a body move. When you’re able to move, you can start to live again.

Here are some results that show how HeartMate II can improve your quality of life.

HeartMate II: Enjoying life

With fewer heart failure symptoms and a more active lifestyle, you can get back to doing the things that you enjoy, such as*:

  • Walking
  • Spending time with family
  • Gardening
  • Traveling
  • Dancing
  • Playing golf
  • Working or volunteering

*You cannot play water sports or contact sports because some parts of the HeartMate II system are located outside.


Getting an LVAD comes with some risks. For potential complications and adverse events, click here.

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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