- August 2011
- Joined: 4 Aug 2012
- Los Angeles, CA
Does anyone know who is the most experienced doctor in dealing with LVAD explantation in this country? According to my experience, a lot of doctors are not even willing to look into the possibility of explanting the LVAD from patients.
Any info that you guys could share are greatly appreciated.
My e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
My phone number: (909) -538-1138
- Since: June 2010
- Joined: 13 Jul 2012
- Arlington, Texas
I just wanted to follow up our conversation by posting here as well. I know that many doctors are hesitant to consider LVAD explantation. My team at Sharp Memorial hospital in San Diego told me that should my EF rise above 50, that they would remove it. I worked with a holistic doctor in Newport Beach to heal my heart and within 15 months, my LVAD was removed. I have written more about my story in my book and on the MyLVAD link, "Attitude is Everything."