The HeartMate 3™ LVAD is a small implantable device that is designed to support the pumping function of the heart and helps circulate blood throughout the body for patients whose hearts are too weak to pump blood adequately on their own.

 

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HeartMate 3™ Components
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The HeartMate 3™  Left Ventricular Assist Device (also called the Pump) is implanted in the chest below the heart. One end is inserted into the apex of the left ventricle. The other end connects to the ascending aorta. The Pump diverts blood from the weakened left ventricle and pumps it to the aorta.

HM3 Controller_1.png The System Controller is a small computer that controls and monitors system operation. A Driveline connects the implanted Pump to the System Controller. The System Controller uses lights, sounds, and on-screen messages to communicate with users about operating status and alarm conditions.
HM3 Batteries_0.png Two HeartMate 14 Volt Lithium-Ion batteries power the system during battery-powered operation, such as when AC electricity is not wanted or unavailable. The batteries are used in pairs and are inserted into a 14 Volt battery clip. Both batteries are discharged together: not one, then the other. Two power cables are required to transfer battery power to the System Controller. When fully charged, a pair of HeartMate 14 Volt Lithium Ion batteries can power the system for up to 10–12 hours, depending on the activity level of the patient.
HM3 modular cable_0.png The Driveline consists of two cables: the Pump Cable and the Modular Cable. One end of the Pump Cable connects to the Pump implanted in the patient’s abdomen. The other end of that cable exits the patient’s body. One end of the Modular Cable is connected to the Pump Cable and the other end connects to the System Controller.
HM Power Module_0.png The Power Module provides power to the HeartMate III system. The Power Module is used when the patient is indoors, stationary, or sleeping. The System Controller and the Power Module are connected through the Power Module patient cable. The cable transfers power from the Power Module to the System Controller.
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The Power Module patient cable connects the Power Module to the System Controller.

HM Mobile Power Unit_0.png The Mobile Power Unit is for home or clinical use when the patient does not require monitoring using the System Monitor. The Mobile Power Unit is used when the patient is indoors, stationary, or sleeping. The System Controller and the Mobile Power Unit are connected through the Mobile Power Unit patient cable. The cable transfers power from the Mobile Power Unit to the System Controller.
HM System Monitor_0.png The use of the System Monitor during Left Ventricular Assist Device implantation is required. The System Monitor provides clinicians with the ability to monitor a patient’s HeartMate system, program system parameters (such as pump speed), assess and track alarm conditions, and view and save performance data.
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The Battery Charger calibrates, charges, and tests the HeartMate 14 Volt Lithium-Ion batteries that are used to power the system during battery-powered operation.

 

 

Reference:  Abbott HeartMate 3 IFU

HeartMate 3 Accessories

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Reference: HeartMate.com  

HeartMate 3™ Patient Education Program
Introduction
System Overview
Pocket System Controller
Power Sources
Changing Power Sources
Alarms Troubleshooting
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