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Professor Chris Hayward



Professor Hayward is a Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney. Research interests include the haemodynamics of cardiac failure and advanced heart failure management with particular interest in the patient-pump optimisation of left ventricular mechanical support devices (artificial hearts).

Professor Hayward's team is working with BiVACOR engineers and other collaborators on a new artificial heart - the world’s first single durable ventricular assist device that supports both ventricles. They are currently conducting studies to prepare the BiVACOR device for heart transplantation.

Professor Chris Hayward Portrait
Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years