Patient Stories

Thomas Mayah was an accomplished saxophone player. But in his early 20s, Thomas was diagnosed with heart failure, forcing him to stop playing his instrument.

Thomas was the first HeartWare ventricular assist device (VAD) implant at the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland has performed more than 100 HeartWare VAD implants. The bridge to transplantation technology has helped Thomas and many other patients sing a new tune.