Mechanical Devices as Small as Cell Phones Buy Quality Time for Patients with Advanced Heart Disease

When it comes to mechanical heart devices, downsizing has been a good thing. Advances in ventricular assist devices (VADs – heart pumps that support part of the heart muscle) are giving a growing number of patients new options for living well with advanced heart failure. Implantable monitoring devices also improve quality-of-life for advanced heart disease patient care.  Read more.