Autumn is the time of year that is known for crisp air, deep blue skies and beautiful colors on the Autumn trees. It is also the time of year that makes many of us crave the wonderful hearty recipes that we associate with the season. In this issue, we will feature tips for heart healthy eating and VAD-friendly clothing options to start preparing for those colder Autumn days.
Heart Healthy Eating
Hearty soups, warm breads, and of course the delicious desserts that come with the Fall harvest are all foods that help to make the feeling of Autumn come alive. It is important for everyone—especially those with heart conditions, to maintain a heart-healthy, nutritious, and low-sodium diet. Following these simple nutrition guidelines can help keep your heart healthy and feel your best from day-to-day. Read More >
One of the most difficult challenges LVAD recipients face after implant is finding comfortable, convenient, and stylish clothing to wear with their device. MyLVAD community members have suggested compression shorts, L.L. Bean clothing, fishing vests, and more. Visit the community forum to share your solutions as well as hear other LVAD recipients, caregivers, and VAD coordinator’s clothing suggestions and where to find them. Read More >