Circulatory Support Program - Cardiovascular Center

Director: Francis Dominic Pagani, M.D., Ph.D.

For patients in severe chronic or acute heart failure, heart-assisting technology can offer a gateway to better long-term quality of life, or a bridge that can lead to a heart transplant. The U-M offers one of the nation's most comprehensive programs in this area of treatment, giving patients access to a broad variety of "circulatory support" devices and skilled post-implantation care.

Surgeons, cardiologists, advanced-practice nurses and others combine their expertise to evaluate, treat and monitor the progress of circulatory support patients. They work closely with heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart transplant specialists to help patients get the most from their use of heart-assisting technology.

Left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs), and related technologies, are a special focus of the team, as is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). As new devices become available, both in clinical trials and after federal approval, U-M patients are often the first to benefit from their use.


Office Number: 888-287-1082

Clinic location:
Cardiovascular Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Floor 3 Reception: Reception C
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 800-792-6782
Fax: 734-764-2255

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