Heart Assist Devices

About the Mechanical Heart Support Program

The University of Maryland Medical Center's Mechanical Heart Support Program, also known as the Mechanical Circulatory Support Device Program (MCSD), is just one of a spectrum of treatment options offered for heart patients at the University of Maryland. For appropriate patients, we may be able to offer new medical treatments or experimental drug trials (research), biventricular pacing, and transplantation as options.

In addition, we are committed to developing promising new approaches to the care of end-stage heart patients. In this way we are often able to offer patients who have no other good choices an opportunity to participate in clinical research trials that are not available elsewhere. We use advanced bridge-to-transplant technology to assist heart failure patients awaiting transplantation, and we are investigating new technology for advanced heart failure.

We have built a team of exceptionally well-trained, committed and gifted physicians, nurses, social workers, researchers and counselors whose special expertise guarantees that our patients receive the best treatment available. 

Listen as Dr. Erika Feller discusses heart failure and ventricular assist devices. Learn more about UMMC's heart transplant program

This page was last updated: August 25, 2014

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