What are bridge treatments of heart transplantation?

Bridge treatments are therapies, medications, or other care options used to support the patient while waiting for a transplant. They include:

Medications: Drugs that improve heart function by making it beat faster or pump harder.

Mechanical Support: Devices like intra-aortic balloon pumps that assist the heart in pumping blood.

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD): A device recommended when the heart is too weak to pump enough blood, preventing organ damage while waiting for the transplant.