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Living with an LVAD

For the vast majority of patients, having an LVAD is a change for the better—a way to improve their quality of life and their chances for longer-term health and wellbeing. On the other hand, having an LVAD does require some changes in lifestyle and daily routine. The best source of knowledge for the transition to life with an LVAD is your medical team. In the meantime, you’ll find some helpful guidelines and information here. The most important thing to know is that you can live an active, fulfilling life with an LVAD—doing things you enjoy and spending time with the people you love.

Living With An LVAD

LVAD Online Support Group
LVAD Daily Maintenance
LVAD Travel Tips
LVAD Diet Tips
Life Enrichment & Coping Skills Manual
Sleeping and Showering with an LVAD
Intimacy and Relationships with an LVAD
Mental Health Checkup
LVAD Do's and Don'ts
Exercise & Physical Activity with an LVAD
Caring for the LVAD Caregiver
LVAD Clothing Options
What to Expect After LVAD Implant Surgery
The Importance of Participation and Socialization