Assist for Congestive Heart Failure

April 17, 2015 3:26 PM

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Heart pumps can be a bridge to transplant – or the destination.

At his Baltimore-area home, Daniel Steele, 58, takes off his battery pack and plugs himself in. His left ventricular assist device – a mechanical heart pump – will keep his blood flowing strong as he sleeps. Steele, a former project manager for a utility, is now on disability with advanced heart fai...

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