Ventricular assist devices

Harefield Hospital is one of the world’s largest and most established ventricular assist device centres

In 2012/13, we raised funds to buy 10 new artificial hearts, known as ventricular assist devices

Ventricular assist devices are transplanted in patients while they wait for a suitable heart transplant, which can mean anything from two weeks to eight years.

Harefield Hospital has the largest ventricular assist device service in the UK, and is known throughout the world as a leader in VAD technologies.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’ve been able to provide a lifeline for many more seriously ill patients awaiting their transplant.