Dizziness and severe headaceSun, 07/22/2012 - 7:56PM
I am a caregiver to my husband Jim who received an LVAD in October 2010. He had severe heart failure due to ideopathic cardiomyopathy and a heart attack during a cardiac abalation.
At this point the LVAD is his destination because of several other problems. He is not on any anti-coagulant therapy because of reoccuring bleeding of prostate radiation scars that possibly may be irritated by the LVAD.
Jim has had severe dizziness since receiving the LVAD. Recently, it comes with high MAPs of 100-120, headaches and nausea. Changes in his meds of hydralzine and losartan have not helped. I am looking for any suggestions as to what could be helpful.
Thank you for your support.