(WTNH) – Hartford HealthCare has been helping patients get a jump start on treating heart failure since 2008 with what’s known as an L-VAD, which stands for Left Ventricular Assist Device.

Amanda Maxfield, an LVAD Nurse Coordinator with Hartford HealthCare’s Heart and Vascular Institute is discussing what an LVAD is and how it works.

Watch the video above for the full segment.