Jul 15, · Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a long history of heart problems, has been fitted with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), which is . Jul 14, · Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he has received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) because of worsening congestive heart failure. In a .
Dick Cheney’s first heart attack occurred when he was 37, a young man running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Wyoming. His most recent — a fifth — happened in By then, the former vice president had taken advantage of everything technology and medicine had to offer a man with chronic heart problems: stents, defibrillators. The Jarvik ® and the new Jarvik Ventricular Assist Devices are sometimes called a “booster” pump. Implanted inside the intact biological heart, it aids the left ventricle in ejecting blood. The flow produced by the Jarvik is synchronized with the heartbeat so that the blood moves in .
Jul 15, · Former Vice President Dick Cheney's announcement this week that he has been implanted with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to aid his ailing heart highlights one of Author: Larry Greenemeier.