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Ask an Expert: Artificial devices used in heart care

Q: What can you tell me about mechanical heart assist devices? Are these devices a practical option for treating heart failure?

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Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy from Joint Commission

Joint Commission has recognized Providence Center for Advanced Heart Disease with the Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD).

Center for Advanced Heart Disease LVAD Fax Referral Form

For non-ugent LVAD referrals, please use our convenient fax sheet. For urgent LVAD referrals, please call 503-216-1182.

Frequently Asked Questions about the HeartMate II VAD

Answers to frequently asked questions from referring physicians about the HeartMate II ventricular assist device therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions about VAD

Answers for patients to frequently asked questions about ventricular assist devices (VAD).

Heart Failure Zone Tool and Video

This tool and video are designed to help patients who have heart failure track their health daily using a convenient color-coded chart.

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

This book contains helpful information and tips for those who are at risk of developing or who already have heart failure. We hope this book aids your comfort and healing by teaching you how to manage this condition. Your physician and cardiac team are available to assist if you need help or have questions about the appropriateness of this book for you.

Proprietary Health Article

Tips for heart-healthy eating

Following are common questions about the relationship of nutrition to heart health, answered by Valerie Edwards, MS, RD, LD, outpatient nutrition therapist, Providence Nutrition Services.

Who Should Get a VAD?

A presentation by Stuart D. Russell, M.D., chief of heart failure and transplantation, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Recommended Resource

American Heart Association Website

The American Heart Association website is a patient and care provider resource with information about heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

Heart Failure Society of America

The Heart Failure Society of America represents the first organized effort by heart failure experts from the Americas to provide a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure (CHF) research and patient care.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association, has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years. connects LVAD recipients, their loved ones and the medical professionals who care for them.