Ventricular Assist Device Program

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The Seton Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program provides services for patients with chronic heart failure in an effort to promote optimal health, improve the quality of life, and provide comprehensive outpatient services.

Patients served by the VAD Program have been diagnosed with heart failure, cardiomyopathy, chronic ischemic heart disease, and adult congenital heart cisease, and did not respond to conventional therapies.

The staff of Seton’s VAD Program provides various services, including:

  • Patient, Caregiver and Family Education – Medication, Diet and Activity
  • Health Monitoring
  • Symptom Management
  • Case Management
  • Clinic Follow-Up
  • Telephone Management
  • Access to Cardiologists Specializing in Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Access to Surgeons Specializing in VADs and Transplant
  • Access to Transplant Coordinators Specializing in VADs.

What to Expect

  • Patients will have an interview and assessment to determine their conditions. The interview will include education about the clinic process with specific focus on origin of the disease, patient responsibilities, treatment medications, and more.
  • The assessment also will include a physical evaluation of vital signs - weight, blood pressure, heart rate, respirations, temperature, and pulse oximetry; a review of medical history and medical records, as available; current medications; allergies; and a functional assessment to determine the patient’s activity scale and quality of life. Reassessments are based upon patient need and condition at the time of each physician or Advanced Practice Nurse clinic visit.
Contact Us

New referrals please call 512-681-0500. There is someone to take your call 24 hours a day.

512-681-0500 or
Hours of Operation

Outpatient Clinic
Monday - Friday
8 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Inpatient Care
Inpatient care coordination is provided during the same hours but is expanded to meet client needs for problems and emergencies.

Outpatient Care
Outpatient Care will be provided by the Seton Heart Specialty Care and Transplant Center. Here you will be followed up with by the Surgeon, Cardiologist, APN and VAD Coordinator by appointment. We also offer 24 hour care. By calling the clinic at 512-681-0500 you can reach the Transplant & VAD Coordinators on call.

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