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Definition of Biventricular assist device

Biventricular assist device: A ventricular assist device that helps both ventricles of the heart. It helps the right ventricle of the heart to pump blood to the lungs and the left ventricle to pump blood to the body. The Berlin Heart is an example of a biventricular assist device.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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