The heartmate™ LVAD Community

More than 25,000 people have received the HeartMate IITM LVAD. Many of them have celebrated five, and some even 10 or more ReBirthdays. A HeartMate LVAD recipient’s ReBirthday is the anniversary of their implant. HeartMate LVAD recipients form a special community that grows daily as the awareness of LVAD therapy also grows.

apply to become a Heartmate™ LVAD ambassador

The HeartMateTM LVAD Ambassador Program was created as a way to connect heart failure patients with our HeartMate LVAD Community. Ambassadors volunteer their time to share their personal stories and demonstrate the difference a HeartMate LVAD has made in their lives.

Hearing about life with an LVAD from someone who is living with one can be very impactful. Our HeartMate LVAD Ambassadors and their caregivers understand that being an Ambassador is more than a title – it’s a role that can have a positive effect on other patients and the broader healthcare community. Learn more about the HeartMate LVAD Ambassador Program.

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a heartmate™ LVAD has made a difference in their lives.

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receive the Heartmate™ LVad Community newsletter

The quarterly HeartMate LVAD Community Newsletter is for current or prospective HeartMate LVAD patients and their caregivers. In it, you will find interviews with HeartMate LVAD Ambassadors, articles on life with an LVAD, caregiver-focused articles, and tips on things like traveling or exercising with an LVAD. Click here and navigate to the Newsletter Archive to view past issues.

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find a heartmate™ lvad advanced Heart Failure Center

HeartMate LVADs are available nationwide. To find a HeartMate™ LVAD center near you, click the button or call our information center, below. of our heart failure patient stories reflects one person’s experience. Keep in mind that not everyone will experience the same results. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of your treatment options. And please note that Abbott does not provide medical services or advice as part of this website. Click here for indication and risk information for the HeartMate IITM LVAD and the HeartMate 3TM LVAD.