At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiovascular Institute, you have access to some of the most advanced heart support options available, including devices still in the clinical trial phase.
We offer a comprehensive range of devices to support heart function, including:
A VAD or other device can support your weakened heart until a heart transplant is possible. This technique is known as bridge to transplant.
VADs also can be used as a long-term option for those who are physically unable to get a heart transplant or do not want one. This technique is known as destination therapy.
AHN is one of the few centers in the country offering a bridge to bridge option. With this approach, you receive a series of different mechanical circulatory support devices until you’re ready to receive a more permanent device, such as a VAD. This process can get you strong enough to have a heart transplant. Learn more about heart transplants.