Cardiac Assist Devices
The choice of cardiac assist device to treat end stage heart failure is determined by the needs of the individual. These devices aid in normal functioning of the system either partially or completely. The cardiac assist devices may be of mechanical type such as Left Ventricular Assist Device or Intra Aortic Balloon Pump, and external type such as Heart Lung Machine or Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator. The main purpose of these devices is to ensure proper functioning of the heart and prevent it from collapsing.