ABC 15 News features Barry Peretz, a patient of Phoenix Cardiac Surgery

ABC 15 News features Barry Peretz, a patient of Phoenix Cardiac Surgery

ABC 15 News featured one our patients in a story about an alternative to a heart transplant. The LVAD is a battery-powered pump that circulates blood on its own and bypasses the left ventricle. This device is being used as a long-term, permanent solution for people with heart failure.

“Fifty percent of the patients will pass away within ten years after a heart transplant,” said Dr. Orazio Amabile, Barry’s surgeon. “This is lasting people up to ten years now so it may be taking over transplant in the future.”

View the video and read the full story on ABC 15 News Story