Heart failure patient survives 9 more years with help from her HVAD named "Hearty" (Full Film)

February 7, 2020

Approximately one million Canadians are currently living with heart failure, with a mean survival rate of just over two years. (Source: https://tedrogersresearch.ca/by-the-numbers/) Lina Amaral was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy in her early forties and faced death many times. But the summer of 2019 marked her ninth year living with a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) — a record length of time in Canada for a patient with an LVAD system. She was also blessed with the births of two granddaughters, less than two months apart. The HeartWare™ Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD™) System features the world's smallest, commercially available, centrifugal flow pump. In early 2019 Health Canada authorized the HVAD System as destination therapy for patients like Lina who are not candidates for heart transplants. Many patients with end-stage heart failure have other medical conditions or health histories that make them ineligible for a heart transplant. The HVAD System is also available as a bridge to heart transplant in eligible patients. Learn more about HVAD here. https://www.medtronic.com/ca-en/about/news/Heart-Pump-licensed-for-less-invasive-procedure.html Learn more about heart failure here. https://www.medtronic.com/ca-en/your-health/conditions/heart-failure.html Subscribe to the Medtronic Canada YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVuOl4qJKBjwhgX1aLbc8SA/ Follow Medtronic Canada on Twitter @Medtronic Canada Follow Medtronic Canada on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/medtronic-canada/

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