TandemHeart®

TandemHeart is a versatile ventricular assist device that can be placed by either cardiologists or surgeons under critical cardiovascular conditions to provide blood flow to vital organs. The device is used as a bridge to recovery (i.e., improvement of the heart at which time the device can be removed) or a bridge to a decision (implantation of a more permanent device).

Wake Forest Baptist’s Advanced Cardiac Care and Transplant Program uses TandemHeart for every conceivable situation: 

  • Acute heart failure 
  • High-risk cardiovascular conditions 
  • Long-term treatment 
  • Bridge to transplantation

 

Quick Reference

The Heart Center
New Patients

336-716-WAKE
888-716-WAKE

Returning Patients

336-716-6674

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Advanced Cardiac Care and Transplant

The Advanced Cardiac Care and Transplant Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a comprehensive program for patients with cardiovascular conditions.

Last Updated: 04-10-2014
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