Lvad Cost In Thailand

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A Left Ventricular Assist Device, or LVAD, is a mechanical pump that is implanted inside a person's chest to help a weakened heart pump blood. Unlike a total artificial heart, the LVAD doesn't replace the heart. The Left Ventricular Assist Device procedure involves the placement of a battery-operated, mechanical pump, which then helps the left ventricle (main pumping chamber of the heart) pump blood to the rest of the body.

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Leading Hospitals for Lvad in Thailand

Doctors for Lvad in Thailand

The right doctor to consult for left ventricular assist device placement is a Cardiac Surgeon.

Listing popular specialists:

Assoc. Prof. Pranya Sakiyalak

Assoc. Prof. Pranya Sakiyalak

Associate Professor, 20 years of experience

Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital, BangkokLocation

Bentall Procedure Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)-Redo Cardiac valve replacement Aortic valve replacement Heart double valve replacement Heart transplant

Dr. Somchai Sriyoschati

Dr. Somchai Sriyoschati

Consultant, 23 years of experience

Thonburi Hospital, BangkokLocation

Coronary artery bypass procedures Aneurysm Surgery Valve repair procedures Cardiac catheterization Angioplasty

Dr. Jamorn Udomkusonsri

Dr. Jamorn Udomkusonsri

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Thoracic Surgery.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Attapoom Susupaus

Asst. Prof. Dr. Attapoom Susupaus

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Jule Namchaisiri

Dr. Jule Namchaisiri

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Piyapan Pamornsing

Dr. Piyapan Pamornsing

Consultant, 40 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Tanuntorn Songdechakraiwut

Dr. Tanuntorn Songdechakraiwut

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Pranisa Luengratsameerung

Dr. Pranisa Luengratsameerung

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Supak Kanchanaporn

Dr. Supak Kanchanaporn

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. Chaisiri Wanlapakorn

Dr. Chaisiri Wanlapakorn

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Vajira Hospital, BangkokLocation

Percutaneous Intervention Structural heart intervention

Dr. Zarina Sadad

Dr. Zarina Sadad

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Vajira Hospital, BangkokLocation

Heart & Lung Surgery

Dr. Kittichai Luengtaviboon

Dr. Kittichai Luengtaviboon

Consultant, 42 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Minimally Invasive CVT Surgery Valve Repair and Replacement

Dr. Mann Chandavimol

Dr. Mann Chandavimol

Consultant, 26 years of experience

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, BangkokLocation

Thrombectomy, Carotid surgery, Heart valve repair/replacement, CABG, Open heart surgery, ICDs implants, Stent plaecment, Angioplasty

Dr. Chokchai Suwanakijboriharn

Dr. Chokchai Suwanakijboriharn

Senior Registrar, 23 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Cardiovascular Thoracic Sugery, General Surgery.

Dr. Pornchai Jitmonmana

Dr. Pornchai Jitmonmana

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Bangkok Hospital PattayaLocation

Interventional cardiology Electrophysiology Advanced heart failure and cardiovascular surgery Percutaneous Trans luminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA):Balloon Coronary Artery Stenting Permanent Pacemaker Implantation AICD (Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Rot ablator

Dr. Prinya Chomsang

Dr. Prinya Chomsang

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Bangkok Hospital PattayaLocation

Cardiology · Advanced echocardiography · Cardiac MRI · Intravascular ultrasound during coronary angioplasty

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kriengchai Prasongsukarn

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kriengchai Prasongsukarn

Associate Professor, 30 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Chaiwut Yottasurodom

Dr. Chaiwut Yottasurodom

Consultant, 32 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Siam Khajarern

Dr. Siam Khajarern

Consultant, 23 years of experience

Vejthani Hospital Bangkok, ThailandLocation

Cardiothoracic surgery

Dr. Chusak Kuptarnond

Dr. Chusak Kuptarnond

Consultant, 42 years of experience

Bangkok Hospital PhuketLocation

Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery

Success Rate

The usual success rate varies between 71-82%. Possible risks after LVAD may include Bleeding, Stroke, Infection, right heart dysfunction, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Lvad

Before the Procedure (8 Questions):

LVAD is a mechanical pump that is placed in patient who have got heart failure.This device helps the bottom chamber of your heart for pumping out blood to the ventricle aorta and rest body part. Therefore, it is known as left ventricular assit device.

It cannot replaced your heart, it receives blood from the left ventricle and then deliver it to aorta. LVAD along with left ventricle pumps the blood.

Your doctor may recommend you LVAD when your left ventricle is damaged enough which affects its ability to pump blood, it can be a short term device to keep your heart pumping till you undergo heart transplant.

LVAD is permanent in some critically ill patient whose condition is not eliglible for them to undergo heart transplantation. It is also known as destination therapy.

The purpose of LVAD and pacemaker are different, LVAD helps the heart in pumping the blood effectively, while a pacemaker helps in correcting the irregular or slow heartbeat. Pacemaker generates electrical stimulation which regulated heart beat.

This device is not new, it was invented in 1962 and it was first time implanted in 1966 in a 37 years old patient.

Patients who cannot do any  physical activity because of their cardiac disease, they are comfortable only when they are resting.

Yes, LVAD devices are now portable, you can return home with the LVAD and continue your normal activities while waiting for a heart to become available.

During the Procedure (3 Questions):

This device is implanted during open heart surgery, the pump unit is placed in the chest which is implanted by the surgeon into the apex of heart where it receives blood. A tube is used which delivers blood from aorta  which works by pumping blood continuously from left ventricle to aorta. The pump is attached to cable and the controller, the cable passes from the device through the skin on your belly to controller and a small computer is placed outside your body. Controller  provides you the message and alarm for helping your operating system.

Cardiac surgeon are specialized in placing LVAD.

It generally takes four to six hours and you'll be asleep during the procedure, so you shouldn't feel any pain during the procedure.

Post the Procedure (6 Questions):

Usually an average life of 5 and half year is seen with LVAD. Mostly 85% patients live one year after they get LVAD and 70-75% patients live for 2 years after LVAD. The maximum life of seven years is seen in a patient of LVAD.

No, you cannot swim with LVAD as it cannot be submerged. There is some hope that an fully implantable device will be made in future with which you can swim easily

Exercises has given multiple beneficial effects on heart failure patients which is expected to improve the quality of life.

Even though LVAD is said to be durable and reliable device its replacement is expected in some patients.

When LVAD fails it leads to bleeding, complications, thrombosis, ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes, infection and organ failure.

Patient have to stay in hospital for 3-5 days after recovery, most patient remain in hospital for minimum 2 to 3 weeks.

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