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Patient and Caregiver Forums
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My significant other has back pain daily from carrying the battery bag during the day, otherwise he’s fairly active. I was considering getting a chair massager as a gift. I wondered if it would interfere with the function of the LVAD and pacemaker.
Inspiration and Encouragement
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First time posting,, December 14th is my two year anniversary with the lvad, Balancing a positive mindset has been an on going issue,I'll be turning 48 in September I recently lost my younger brother who was 42, too a massive heart attack ,in July. The depression is Abit much I feel I'm losing what...
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We are having problems getting the anchor that my husband has been using since he received his LVAD. He’s using the Hollister 9781. What is everyone else using? Maybe there’s an alternative that is more readily available for us. Thank you for your help with our search.
Financing and Insurance
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How do others do it? My husband had a heart attack end of January 2022 and received an LVAD on Valentines Day. He is home and going through cardiac rehab but because there was a head injury, injury to femoral artery and now he has neuropathy in his feet bad, he can't work again. This was supposed to...