Sputnik as an alternative to transplantation
LVAD implantation is an alternative to heart transplantation offering substantial advantages in cases when contraindications or the lack of donor organs can result in several years of waiting. Besides, heart transplantation requires expensive immunosuppressive therapy and regular monitoring after the operation, while implantation is followed only by blood coagulation therapy.
8 million people in Russia suffer from heart failure. It is the most widespread reason of hospitalization and death from heart diseases.