Ventricular Assist Device Support (VAD)
RML offers a highly specialized program for patients who have received a VAD—a ventricular assist device that is implanted in the body to take over the pumping action of the heart. VADs are implanted in patients who have weakened hearts or heart failure. They can be used as a bridge to a heart transplant or as a long-term treatment if a transplant is not an option.
An early provider of care for VAD patients when the technology was still relatively new 20 years ago, RML now offers a suite of 10 rooms specially designed with cardiac monitoring devices and supervised by nurses with specialized training in VAD care.
Patients who could benefit from RML’s VAD expertise are those who must be weaned from a ventilator, those who require advanced wound care, or patients who need additional rehabilitation to regain their strength before returning home.