What are the qualifications for getting an LVADThu, 11/23/2017 - 11:10PM
I am 38 years old and I have chronic systolic heart failure and I am in class 3 heart failure and I have shortness of breath with everyday activities and I can't exercise because of the shortness of breath. I had a left and right heart catherization done back in October and I recently met with my heart failure cardiologist and he said that all the pressures inside the heart are high. He also said that right now there is adequate enough blood being pumped through the heart. I am also being told its not time to talk about an LVAD but when is it time. Its frustrating because they can't find any heart failure medications to put me on without having problems with side effects and have to be taken off of the medications. I just want to get my life back.