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Patients with a ventricular assist device, or VAD, employ cardiac rehabilitation therapy to improve their quality of life.
When a heart is failing and transplantation isn't an option or is not immediately available, a ventricular assist device, or VAD, can save a life.
Cardiologist Jacob Abraham, M.D., appears in this KPTV news segment to provide expertise on left ventricular-assist devices.
Next-generation cardiac support devices overcome limits of earlier models and improve survival.
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Alicia Ross, M.D., emphasizes the importance of knowing the warning signs of a heart attack.