by Internet Medical Society
VADs have earlier been used as ‘bridge to transplant’ that is, until the cadaveric donor is available. The cost of Ventricular Assist Device India has been in the range of US$ 30,000 to US$ 60,000. However, nowadays, VADs are also available at Destination Therapy (DT) that acts like heart for rest of life. The costs of DT VADs could be double of the former and it also depends on the brand. The total cost of the two imported brands from the US and Germany including the surgery typically crosses INR 1.25 crores.