Performing 20 Cases of Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Implantation for the first time in South Korea

 

As of September 6, 2018, the Heart Vascular Stroke Institute (HVSI) of Samsung Medical Center had performed “20 Cases of Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Implantation” for the first time in South Korea.

The Heart Failure/Transplantation Team of Samsung Medical Center succeeded in “South Korea’s first Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Implantation (2nd generation)” in 2012, and as the very first time in South Korea, the team also succeeded in the transplantation of the 3rd generation artificial heart for a patient with terminal heart failure so that its excellence has been widely recognized. So far, the Heart Failure/Transplantation Team of Samsung Medical Center has the best records in South Korea such as 26 cases of surgeries (the largest number of surgeries), 0% of early mortality, patients with maximum maintenance period, first successful minimally invasive artificial heart transplantation, etc.