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Kimi's picture Kimi
Heartmate II LVAD Implantation live video
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 1:24pm

Hello, In my spare time I often search the net looking for the latest news and technology with the LVAD. Recently, I came across this live narrated operative video of an actual implantation.
Normally, the sight of things like this make my stomach weak but I actually watched the video in its entirety and was simply amazed! Thought I would share with the community (*GRAPHIC NATURE*)

happyheart's picture happyheart
Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:12pm

Very cool video. But then again I like that kind of thing. I wonder if he would do anything differently now that the FDA has made the recall with a change in how the inlet tube or whatever is connected. Wanted to ask on YouTube but can never figure out how to sign in.

hope's picture hope
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 10:46pm

Just wanted to say, I admire all who have gone thru lvad care, it is not easy, as I am finding out.But, what concerns me more is the person"s attitude. My husband can be very hard to work with and I will be responsible for his care. How does one do it.

Jojo's picture Jojo
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 11:28pm

This Dr did my Dad's Lvad! He is an amazing surgeon and person!

patti1944's picture patti1944
Mon, 06/17/2013 - 2:33pm

Thank you so much for your posting. I am a prospective recipient for LVAD. I have been looking for information about this surgery. Your posting has given me a little hope. I am frightened and full of questions. Thanks for your input.

Kimi's picture Kimi
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:34pm

Hi Patti- it's ok to be frightened, you're human! Just remember you're not going through this alone, you have a whole community of LVAD'ers who have been through so much that any information you need, you can just ask away =) good luck to you!

jimcattt's picture jimcattt
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:47pm

This is for hope what kind of bleeding problems? My husband is in CHF also had 5 bypasses, lost 30 lbs already, he is very, very weak now but doctors are recommending the LVAD has it helped your husband