Not a candidate for an LvadSun, 04/08/2018 - 9:56PM
I was disappointed to hear from my doctor that right now I'm not a candidate for an LVAD. I didn't know until my doctor informed us that your heart has to be enlarged and you have to have a certain Ejection fraction in order to get an LVAD. Right now my heart isn't the size and my ejection fraction is 41% which is too high to get an LVAD. I had a right and left heart catherization done last year and during the catherization they found that I just had systolic heart failure. This year I had a right heart catherization done on March 29th and they found that I now have systolic and dystolic heart failure. I have high pressures in my heart which are also causing me to have shortness of breath with exercise and doing normal every day activities and while sitting. It was very disappointing to find out that I can't have LVAD and they I can't start the pretransplant process either because of my ejection fraction and the size of my heart.