The cost of implanting a left cardiac cardiac assist device (LAVD) for heart failure sufferer

The article was consulted professionally by Dr. Nguyen Van Duong – Interventional Cardiologist – Cardiovascular Center – Share99 Central Park International Health Hub.

Left atrial cardiac implant surgery helps patients with end-stage heart failure prolong their lifespan, and the patient's quality of life is enhanced due to improved heart failure symptoms.

1. What is a left-down assist device (LAVD)?

End-stage heart failure is the most severe level of heart failure, at this stage medical treatments have almost no effect, the person faces constant fatigue, prolonged coughing attacks, shortness of breath even when lying down. Complications of end-stage heart failure such as stroke, myocardial infarction, acute pulmonaryedema, renal failure, hepatic,… seriously threatening the patient's life. Previously, heart transplant surgery was the only treatment that saved the patient's life. However, the number of donated hearts is very small compared to the huge number of patients who need a heart transplant. On the other day, in order to receive a heart transplant, the patient and donated heart must match many indicators and not all patients are healthy enough to perform a prolonged heart transplant surgery. Therefore, the chances of the patient being given a heart transplant are very low. The Left Ventricular Assist Device (LAVD) was born as a lifes saving device for patients with end-stage heart failure.

The left loss assist device is structured as a pump. In it, one end of the pump is implanted into the left atath and the other end attaches to the aortic. The device supports the left left is to pump blood into the peripheral artery system, making blood circulation normally in the body of patients with end-stage heart failure, when the patient's heart function is too weak, unable to pump blood to feed the body. The health and quality of life of the patient is improved, the symptoms of cough, fatigue, shortness of breath are markedly reduced.

What is a left-down assist device (LAVD)?

Left Loss Assist Device (LAVD)

Previously, left atrial assist device was used for maintenance treatment during the period of patients with end-stage heart failure pending a heart transplant, however now with the improvement in life expectancy and convenience in use, the left cardiac assist device has been implanted for long-term use as a targeted treatment. In some cases, the left atath device can be implanted when the patient has sudden severe cardiac function failure due to infection, alcohol poisoning,… The device gives the heart time to rest, when the heart recovers the device will be removed.

2. How is left unemployment assist device (LAVD) implanted performed?

The implantation of the left unemployment assist device is carried out only when only the left atathle is impaired, but the right erth right (RV) is not affected. This method has no absolute contrainttraining. Hypertension patients and pregnant women have temporary contrainception. Before conducting the transplant, the patient needs to perform blood tests and other diagnostic methods to assess the function of the organ in the body.

Implantation of the device that supports the left left is carried out through open surgery. In addition to the two heads of the device attached to theheart and aortic , there is also a cable from the device to the skin, this cable connects to the control device and the battery is attached outside the body. The cable is made of special material that helps the wound heal quickly and the skin grows back. The device can work continuously for many years and rarely malfunctions. Although small in size, the device can pump 6-10 liters of blood per minute, more than the average blood need of a healthy adult of 4-5 liters per minute.

Cardiac surgery, open surgery

Open surgery is applied when implanting a left unemployment device (LAVD)

After surgery, the patient usually recovers after about 2 weeks, the blood circulation is restored almost normally. Most patients can return to work and perform familiar daily routines. Compliance with post-surgical treatment plays a very important role in the effectiveness of treatment, the patient needs to wear the external part of the device anytime, anywhere, the battery must be charged daily. Patients who re-examine regularly, use drugs prescribed by a doctor, absolutely must not stop the drug voluntarily.

Left Atrial Assist Device (LAVD) for Heart Failure People

After 2 weeks, the patient can live normally

3. The cost of implanting a left cardiac cardiac assist device (LAVD) for heart failure sufferer

Transplanting equipment to support the left left is a high technique, only medical facilities with full modern equipment and a team of highly qualified and skilled doctors can do it. Therefore, the cost of implanting equipment to support the left is quite high. However, some of the costs of the operation are co-paid by insurance, which gives patients with end-stage heart failure more access to LAVD, a technique seen as a tremendous advance in the field of interventional cardiary intervention.

Left lavle device (LAVD) implant surgery was performed at Share99 Times City Health Hub with a success rate of over 90%. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment on par with the world's leading hospitals. In particular, the hospital is invested in Hybrid operating room with state-of-the-art equipment such as DSA anesthesia machines, anesthesia machines that integrate patient hemolytic monitoring software (PiCCO system, entropy,…). Hybrid operating room can meet the requirements of surgery and intervention, coronary stent placement, aortic stent graft, open heart surgery, heart valve replacement congenital heart diseases with the least invasive, safe modern technique, helping patients recover early. In addition, the implantation techniques are carried out directly by leading experts and doctors in cardiovascular surgery in Vietnam.

The most modern Hybrid Operating Room system in Vietnam

Hybrid operating room system at Share99

In the prevention of complications caused by heart failure, it is best to determine the condition of heart failure, the degree of heart failure, the causes of heart failure, and the accompanying diseases. Patients can choose the Heart Failure Examination Package at Share99 International Health Hub. Subjects who should be screened for cardiovascular disease annually include:

  • Group 1: Customers who do not have symptoms of heart failure but have other cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, angina, diabetes, arrhythmias,… ). Or people in middle age (men ≥ 45, ≥ 50), especially those who are addicted to tobacco, alcohol abuse or obesity.
  • Group 2: People with common symptoms of heart failure such as shortness of breath, shortness of breath, prolonged dry cough, feeling like debilitating body, chest henglet, dizziness, dizziness, fainting, tachycardia, edema, little urination, hepatic veins, strained cervical veins,…

When choosing to use the heart failure examination package at Share99 International Health Hub, customers will be examined in cardiovascular medicine, total blood and urine cell analysis, quanc quantity and measurement of blood substances, electrocardiose, regular heart ultrasound and physical exertion. , a straight chest x-ray accompanied by a number of other services.

In April &may 2021, when you need to see and treat cardiovascular diseases at Share99 Times City International Health Hub, customers will enjoy double incentives:

– Free specialized examination and 50% discount on many cardiovascular examination packages such as:

+ Basic cardiovascular screening package

+ Hypertension examination package

+ Heart failure examination package

+ Coronary artery examination package

+ Comprehensive cardiovascular examination package

– 50% discount for customers who are prescribed post-examination treatment. The program applies limited to the technique corresponding to each hospital and for customers to perform this treatment technique for the first time at Share99.

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