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This website is designed to provide you with useful information about advanced heart failure and connect you with a qualified network of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing advanced treatment options. For a list of HeartMate II specialists or centers nearest you, enter your state/province or country in the Find a HeartMate II Center box at the top of this page.

There are also several agencies dedicated to heart health and the advancement of treatments. The list below is not exhaustive, so be sure to check for resources in your own community. If you find a resource that is particularly useful, click here to send the HeartMate II team an email.

  • American Heart Association
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  • Heart Failure Society of America
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  • Patient guides about heart attack and heart failure
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  • Caregiver support website
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  • MyLVAD Community
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  • Books about heart failure
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“I am so fortunate to be one of the people who have received HeartMate II. It’s just amazing I’m here!”

Dennis HeartMate II recipient

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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