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  • Posted 07/27/2014 - 8:16pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Has anyone had discussions on disconnecting the LVAD (stopping life support) if there are severe health issues? We are facing this now with strokes slowly taking away abilities.
  • Posted 01/22/2013 - 11:53pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Well Folks....it's finally here! THE VAD PAD!!! Check out our website atwww.vad-pad.com.
  • Posted 04/04/2012 - 3:28pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    O ne person who donates in death, can save many lives,Rescuing the waiting for a heart, liver, kidneys or eyes,Great is the need for organs, blood and tissue of all kind,
  • Posted 06/02/2016 - 9:47pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Hi everyone! My farher was implanted by a heartmate 3, three months ago. He is slowly recovering from the surgery and getting used to the device. Yet he always feels something like mehanical 'beats' in the thorax.
  • Posted 03/04/2014 - 4:35pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    I've travelled with my LVAD to US locations without any hiccups. As others have stated, putting your gear into carry on bags is the way to go.
  • Posted 11/07/2013 - 3:57am | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Hello I have a question my mom got her Lvad in May and she has recently developed this cough that just won't go away. It's horrible especially at night. It wakes up both up cause it just keeps going and going.
  • Posted 11/06/2012 - 11:10am | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Welcome to a new community member, and thanks for sharing your story!
  • Posted 01/11/2012 - 10:03am | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    How are people feeling about the emotional implications of an LVAD on their sex life/drive?
  • Posted 08/07/2015 - 8:44pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    I am experiencing hard beats and thunking in center of chest. It is tender. Any one else do this? I can't find any info on this problem? Janet
  • Posted 06/06/2013 - 11:18pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    husband is going to the top of the list for one, and just want to know if anyone who reads this can give advice regarding post heart transplant. May never happen, but he is having second thoughts regarding all involved and complications....Thanks for listening, Hope as always
  • Posted 08/02/2012 - 2:00am | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Idea came to my mind \ Question Was now a possibility to charge the cell phone wireless recharge .... Has anyone heard or know is there such a development for a lvad? The idea is that the batteries run out quickly (like iPhone) and now the load out Without wires.
  • Posted 10/05/2011 - 2:04pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    What a wonderful asset to our precious LVAD community! Thank you for your sincere passion and commitment to our patients. As a resident in training, I am truly humbled by this dedicated team.
  • Posted 01/23/2017 - 1:53pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    A different approach to hard robotics. I just hope some day they find a way to make lighter, smaller batteries. Use this link please:http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/373/eaaf3925
  • Posted 09/18/2014 - 4:09pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Resize the browser window so you can see both your computer's desktop and the browser's window on the same screen. Click on the MyLVAD icon below.
  • Posted 02/15/2013 - 7:22pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    I notice a lot of you are experiencing discomfort with the vests and such for the LVAD. You might want to check out www.vad-pad.com.
  • Posted 04/17/2012 - 8:24am | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Show your love for your LVAD friends and family! Wear green and/or blue this Friday! For more information, go here:http://video214.com/play/3i1cFG5DInmMQS7VtdXKxg/s/dark
  • Posted 07/15/2016 - 8:11pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Hi,
  • Posted 04/10/2014 - 4:48pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Since my LVAD surgery, I have not been able to perform sexually. Has anyone tried ED medications like Viagra (etc...) or Penile Injection medication?
  • Posted 01/13/2014 - 6:21pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Please read my dad's page on fb and send prayers his way! Thank you guys!https://www.facebook.com/praying4chris
  • Posted 11/24/2012 - 7:22pm | Last activity 5 days 7 hours
    Has anyone had any luck getting employment after having a L-Vad placed? I'm currently on SSI and Social Security and I only make $870 a month and I live in Southern California. I'm tired I'm living broke any advice?

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