Ventricular Assist Device program Archives
Jan. 26, 2023—Six months receiving an LVAD at Vanderbilt, Autumn Bowling’s heart fully recovered its function and doctors were able to turn the device off, a rare feat.
Sep. 15, 2022—When Veronica Llamas-Barajas received a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in April, it was the culmination of a seven-year journey.
Jan. 13, 2022—Veronica Llamas-Barajas is the first LVAD patient at Vanderbilt to undergo bariatric surgery.
Sep. 2, 2021—Brandon Cochran, a 39-year-old real estate agent in Louisville, Kentucky, was at home with his family in October 2020 when he went into cardiac arrest. His implanted defibrillator shocked him back to life, and he was hospitalized for seven months.
May. 6, 2020—VHVI’s cardiac surgery and heart failure teams recently celebrated a milestone — implanting the 500th adult patient with a ventricular assist device.