Novel cardiac pump shows superior outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure

Severely ill patients with advanced heart failure who received a novel heart pump—the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device— suffered significantly fewer strokes, pump-related blood clots and bleeding episodes after two years, compared with similar patients who received an older, more established pump, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session.
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