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Programs & Services

Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Clinic

A VAD is an artificial heart designed to help your heart pump blood to the rest of your body.

During the evaluation process, our team will work together with you and your cardiologist to determine whether or not a VAD is the right advanced therapy for the patient.

The VAD team assess patients with end stage heart failure. This device is implanted to fully support left / right side of heart. Used as:

  • a bridge to transplant
  • time to make decisions
  • destination therapy (long term)

A multidisciplinary team will closely follow patient in community as long as they have the VAD implant.

Contact Details

Foothills Medical Centre

1403 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 2T9
Getting There

Parking available

Foothills Medical Centre parking map

Hours of Operation
24 hour service
Service Providers May Include
dieticians, doctors, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Eligibility to be determined by the VAD team.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Mechanical Circulatory System