Device Options: How They Work
The choice of cardiac assist device to treat end stage heart failure is ideally determined by the needs of the individual. Columbia surgeons work with the most up-to-date devices available and carefully select the one best suited to each patient, based on heart anatomy, heart health, and overall clinical history.
Some of the devices discussed below are implanted in the body, while some operate outside the body. Read about how assist devices are connected to the body here.