Conditions & Treatments
Ventricular Assist Devices
Ventricular assist devices (VAD) can keep the blood pumping properly while a person with serious heart issues waits for a heart transplant. They may also be used as permanent solutions for people who have severe heart failure, and have another chronic disease or issue that makes them ineligible for a heart transplant.
Yale Medicine Cardiac Surgery is a team of world-class heart surgeons, devoted exclusively to the cardiac care of adults and children. Our surgeons perform state-of-the-art minimally invasive and traditional operations for the full range of cardiac diseases and conditions, including:Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)Valve repair and replacement (aortic and mitral)Aneurysm repair (aortic, thoracic aortic, left ventricular) Arrythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), including pacemaker and defibrillator insertionHeart failure, including artificial heart or ventricular assist devices (LVAD)Heart transplantationCongenital heart diseases in children and adultsYale's survival statistics for coronary artery bypass, mitral valve replacement and aortic...
Yale Medicine Department of Surgery is a premier center for adult and pediatric patients needing surgical treatment and comprehensive care for a full range of conditions and diseases, from the most common to the most complicated.We harness the latest technologies and surgical techniques with a focus on minimally invasive surgery whenever possible so that our patients experience shorter hospital stays and less postoperative discomfort. Our renowned surgeons and faculty continue to push the frontiers of surgical science through innovative treatment and leading-edge research, changing lives and the future of surgical treatment, each and every day.