HeartMate III

The HeartMate III flow device is placed into the LV or RV apex.  Magnetic levetation maintains a thin layer of blood between impeller and pump housing, avoiding mechanical contact (preventing hemolysis).  Blood is drawn into device along central axis and expelled at right.  A key feature of HeartMate III is the pulsatility mode, a setting that varies pump speed to ‘wash’ the pump and prevent areas of stasis and thrombosis. 

Resources

VAD Team Homepage
VAD Team HeartMate III Powerpoint
HeartMate III Interdisciplinary Guide

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