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Hi friends! my father has had an lvad for about a year now, and he has some hopes of traveling. In particular, in Central America. The hospital at one point mentioned if he’d be traveling, it’d be a good idea to have an lvad clinic nearby in whatever place he was venturing, if anything were to...
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Wondering about sleeping with batteries if an electrical outlet is not available or reachable to connect the charging station when traveling? I am practically wondering how the control unit would be charged overnight if it is not plugged in?
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I am trying to get info about the defective Medtronic vad. My brothers lvad is one of them recalled and they no longer use them. He was having clots and had a stroke and then brain bleed. So they kept him in hospital on warfarin til he got a heart. Just wondering if anyone else has gone through this...
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My wife no longer needs anything to do with her heartmate II equipment. I've been asked to see if any of it can be sold. Does anyone here know if such is possible? I've not been told amounts to ask. I suppose any offers will be considered. As far as I know, it's all that is needed for such devices...