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First off, we at MyLVAD want to wish you all the best this holiday season. We hope you are able to spend time with those near and dear to you. This month we've launched a new online health screening test that helps you assess your mental well-being. We've also provided some tips for traveling with an LVAD since we know many of you may be traveling to be with family for the holidays.
As we move into 2014 we'd love to hear some feedback from you, our faithful readers, on topics you'd like us to cover in our monthly newsletters. If you have something you'd like to share or suggest, please send us a note!
Mental Health Checkup
It is not uncommon to experience significant stress, anxiety or depression when receiving your LVAD or becoming a caregiver for an LVAD recipient. There have been a lot of changes in your life recently and change can be a hard adjustment. We have provided this tool to help you or a loved one identify when you may need to seek alternative routes for gaining the support that you need. Take Checkup >
LVAD Travel Tips
Traveling with an LVAD should not be difficult so long as you plan ahead. Simple things can make all the difference like creating a travel checklist, making sure all batteries are charged, using luggage that has wheels for your equipment and planning rest stops along the way are just a few things you can do to be more prepared. Take a peek at the rest of our tips that will help make your holiday travel plans easier. Read More >