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HeartMate II success stories

HeartMate II recipients share a unique sense of appreciation and passion for life. You can explore their personal stories in this section.

Video diaries

Yes, you can live an active life with HeartMate II and feel great doing it. Click on a video below to see HeartMate II recipients and their loved ones tell their stories in their own words.

20 Years of HeartMate II

This video showcases the combined 20 years of support of 3 HeartMate II recipients and the impact HeartMate II has had on their lives. From their initial decision to choose LVAD therapy to their current quality of life, the recipients, their families, and their doctors share their stories of hope.

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Meet a HeartMate II recipient

Many HeartMate II Centers can arrange for you to meet and talk with a HeartMate II recipient, to answer your questions, and tell you firsthand what life is like with HeartMate II. To find out how to meet with a recipient, use the Find a HeartMate II Center button at the top of this page to locate the center nearest you.

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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I am an advanced heart failure patient seeking new treatment. I am a caregiver looking for treatment alternatives. I am familiar with HeartMate II and LVADs and want to learn more. My doctor has talked to me about HeartMate II/LVAD therapy, and I want to learn more.