UA Surgeons Implant Southern Arizona's First HVAD Pump

Jul 8, 2013

Graciela Uribe became the first patient in Southern Arizona to receive a HeartWare HVAD Pump, a new-generation, smaller ventricular-assist device used as a bridge to transplant. The HVAD was implanted by the cardiothoracic surgery team led by Dr. Zain Khalpey, an associate professor in the UA surgery department.

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