Log in or register to post comments Last Post Alena A. Caregiver Dialysis before LVAD Sat, 09/29/2018 - 1:45PM Has anyone had to be put on dialysis BEFORE LVAD was implanted? Log in or register to post comments 150 reads #1 Zach R. Dialysis before LVAD Mon, 10/01/2018 - 6:21AM Yes, Certainly. I came into the hospital with an EF or Ejection Fraction of just under 10%, where the average persons' EF is closer to 55 or 75%. I had a pulmonary embolism and they had to start the dialysis immediately to help drain my liver and kidneys, which were failing. Any questions, ask away.