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Hello, In my spare time I often search the net looking for the latest news and technology with the LVAD. Recently, I came across this live narrated operative video of an actual implantation.
Normally, the sight of things like this make my stomach weak but I actually watched the video in its entirety and was simply amazed! Thought I would share with the community (*GRAPHIC NATURE*)http://youtu.be/I4r5_3uS0Nc

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Very cool video. But then again I like that kind of thing. I wonder if he would do anything differently now that the FDA has made the recall with a change in how the inlet tube or whatever is connected. Wanted to ask on YouTube but can never figure out how to sign in.

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Just wanted to say, I admire all who have gone thru lvad care, it is not easy, as I am finding out.But, what concerns me more is the person"s attitude. My husband can be very hard to work with and I will be responsible for his care. How does one do it.

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This Dr did my Dad's Lvad! He is an amazing surgeon and person!

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Thank you so much for your posting. I am a prospective recipient for LVAD. I have been looking for information about this surgery. Your posting has given me a little hope. I am frightened and full of questions. Thanks for your input.
pfaulkqtrs@yahoo.com

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Hi Patti- it's ok to be frightened, you're human! Just remember you're not going through this alone, you have a whole community of LVAD'ers who have been through so much that any information you need, you can just ask away =) good luck to you!

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This is for hope what kind of bleeding problems? My husband is in CHF also had 5 bypasses, lost 30 lbs already, he is very, very weak now but doctors are recommending the LVAD has it helped your husband

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