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Your new life with
HeartMate II

HeartMate II is designed to restore blood flow throughout your body, restoring oxygen and nutrients to vital organs and tissues. This should make you feel better overall—less light-headed, less tired, and less short of breath. Your kidney function, a major concern for many advanced heart failure patients, will likely improve as well. You should be able to resume most of your normal activities with very few limitations. In time, recipients will enjoy the freedom and the energy it adds to their life.


“It’s not just a second chance at life—it is LIFE!”

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Your new lifestyle

What life will be like

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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