UMC Health System is proud to offer advanced heart failure treatment -- lead by Dr. Nandini Nair, the region's only board certified heart failure specialist.
Dr. Nair and her team have brought true advanced heart failure treatment options not available anywhere else in our region to West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.
One of these options is the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for advanced heart failure patients. It is a mechanical device that circulates blood throughout the body when the heart is too weak to pump blood on its own. This may be permanent or temporary, as a bridge to recovery.
Another of these technologies is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). This provides both cardiac and respiratory support to patient's whose heart and lungs are unable to provide gas exchange to sustain life.