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Center for Circulatory Support Services

Mechanical circulatory support therapy is now the standard of care for patients with end-stage heart failure or cardiogenic shock. U-M is internationally recognized for the treatment of advanced cardiac disorders requiring the following kinds of mechanical circulatory support:

And we’re working on the next step in cardiac care:  providing the artificial heart for patients as a bridge to transplantation – or destination therapy that will sustain life without a transplant.

U-M was the first hospital in the state of Michigan to implant heart-assist devices for patients awaiting transplant. The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center offers a large selection of heart-assist devices and treatments, depending on the patient's specific problems.