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  • Post date03/01/2017 - 2:13pm
    Hello everyone! My colleague and I are currently working on a project to reduce our driveline infection rate. I was wondering if your center has a different dressing technique if trauma occurs to the site? ie. betadine dressing BID If so, would you be willing to share.
  • Post date02/19/2017 - 11:57am
    Anyone using Foley anchors to secure their drivelines. If so do they work and where do you buy them. Also are there different sizes. Thanks from darkest Africa
  • Post date02/12/2017 - 11:37am
    Does anyone have experience with LVAD & dialysis? My husband had to have right kidney removed in AUGUST of 2016 due to tumor. LVAD placement was 11/30. His left kidney, as expected, took a huge hit. He is currently on dialysis 3 days/ week at Hershey Medical Center.
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  • Post date02/06/2017 - 5:24pm
    hello all,
  • Post date02/03/2017 - 4:41pm
    Hello everyone. I am a LVAD recipient since 2015. Are there any LVAD recipients living in the Queens area. Would love to know I am not alone. If there are enough of us, maybe form a support group. Hope to hear from my fellow LVAD recipients. Thank you.
  • Post date02/03/2017 - 3:57pm
    Have developed a rash around the exit area. LVAD coordinators have not recommended anything to relieve the itch. Can anyone help me. Thanks
  • Post date01/31/2017 - 12:30pm
    my wife went to hospital on 1/3/17 for heart transplant evaluation.
  • Post date01/23/2017 - 1:53pm
    A different approach to hard robotics. I just hope some day they find a way to make lighter, smaller batteries. Use this link please:http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/373/eaaf3925
  • Post date01/22/2017 - 1:16pm
    I am caregiver for my son. He had LVAD on 12/21/16. Can anyone tell me what column for INRs is? Thank you.
  • Post date01/06/2017 - 4:47pm
    I think generators should be included in the package with batteries, charging station, and other accessories. Does anyone know of any programs that will help LVAD patients get one?
  • Post date12/26/2016 - 4:37pm
    A little background.  I am an Engineer by profession & trade.  And when I run into a problem like what I am working on now I like to find out the what's, and why's.
  • Post date11/23/2016 - 12:08pm
    Hello my name is Aundrea. My family loss my father last year. I have LVAD equipment for sale. we have batteries and main unit and some of the assoc. I know this equipment is expensive and I am willing to sell for a reasonable price to help offset some of my dads' expenses.
  • Post date11/12/2016 - 10:50pm
    Hello I hope i am pitting this in the right place im new here .My name is Jessica i live in pa im 33 I received my LVAD 4/2016 I am looking for a charger please contact me if you have one to give !
  • Post date10/31/2016 - 12:10pm
    Can anyone provide a comprehensive listing of Hearmate2 controller readouts, ie. flow, power, IE. What are the optimum values and causes for variations?
  • Post date10/10/2016 - 8:41pm
    I just want to say how uplifting it is to read your blogs. First time for me, every day when I get up , I thank god for his effect on my journey.
  • Post date10/06/2016 - 1:04pm
    I keep getting low flow alarms in the morning and after a couple doctor visits where they seem to guessing, the say that my PI is too high at that time. What is it and what can I do about it ?
  • Post date09/24/2016 - 11:53pm
    My 58 year old diabetic brother received an LVAD about 4 months ago and is having a problem getting through physical and occupational rehabilitation because of unstable, high blood sugar levels. He has lost close to 50 of his original 172 lb body weight.
  • Post date09/16/2016 - 6:16pm
    I'm about to have a LVAD fitted and I'm extremely of the operation having had major surgery before I think I know what to expect and that's what scares me so much