LVAD Development

Events

Sewell's "toy" LVAD invented/used (1949)

1949

First LVAD successfully implanted (1963)

1963

NIH began Artificial Heart Program (1964)

1964

First LVAD successfully used before transplant (1984)

1984

FDA approved pneumatic LVAD (1994)

1994

FDA approved take-home LVAD (1998)

1998