Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation


Yale has an active transplant program and provides continuity of care to more than 700 outpatients with heart failure.

Current Research

Heart failure and transplant-related research at Yale consists of ten ongoing studies, including investigations of:

Left ventricular assist devices/systems (LVAD/LVAS)

  • DuraHeart LVAS – Evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of the DuraHeart™ left ventricular assist device in patients with advanced heart failure
  • DuraHeart-2 Bridge to Transplant LVAD Trial
  • Levitronix CentriMag VAS Failure-to-Wean from Cardiopulmonary Bypass Trial – Evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of the CentriMag ventricular assist system in patients who have experienced heart failure during surgery and cannot be removed from cardiac bypass.
  • Heartware Destination Therapy Trial – Trial of an LVAD as destination therapy in patients with advanced heart failure who have failed medical therapy and are not eligible for cardiac transplantation
  • INTERMACS - A national registry for patients receiving mechanical circulatory support device therapy to treat advanced heart failure (a joint effort of the NHLBI, CMS, and FDA)

Congestive Heart Failure

  • HEART MATE III - New VAD Device
  • GUIDE IT - Guiding Evidence Based Therapy Using Biomarker Intensified Treatment in Heart Failure
  • FIX HF - Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of the OPTIMIZER® System in Subjects with Moderate-to-Severe Heart Failure with Ejection Fraction between 25%and 45%: (FIX-HF-5C)
  • Parachute - A Pivotal Trial to Establish the Efficacy and Long-term Safety of the Parachute Implant System (PARACHUTE IV)
  • WISDOM -An Intervention to Improve Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Deactivation Conversations


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Lavanya Bellumkonda

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

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Daniel Jacoby, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

Director, General Heart Failure

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Forrester Lee, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs

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Abeel Mangi, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Surgical Director, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation

Surgical Director, Trans-Catheter Therapies

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