Some children are born with structural heart conditions or have other heart diseases that cause heart failure, when the heart can’t pump as well as it should. A VAD is a small, electric device attached to or implanted in the heart to help it pump better.
A VAD can help a child stay healthy as they wait for a heart transplant. It can also be a long-term treatment for heart failure, supporting a child’s heart for many years.
At the Heart Center at Children’s Health℠, we offer the only pediatric VAD program in North Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. We’re also one of only about 35 such programs in the U.S. Our team provides expert care and services to help your child and family live well with a VAD.