HeartMate III - Things you CANNOT do ever againWed, 12/19/2018 - 5:12PM
My dad just got his HeartMate 3 six days ago. He obviously has a long road ahead of him, but I am trying to gather as much info and get things as ready as I can before he comes to live with me. My dad is a jack of all trades - he was a cop, a machinist, pilot, can build anything etc. My question for you all is, what can you absolutely NEVER do again because it is dangerous for the pump? Aside from swimming and bathing of course. Example: My dad loves working with metal. I was told on another forum that welding is something that people with LVADS can never do again. Can any of you "jack of all trades" people tell me what is on the never do again list? I am assuming re-wiring electricity is also on the no-no list. But I really have no clue.