LVAD RecoveryMon, 12/31/2018 - 6:03PM
My name is Meghan and my boyfriend, Chris, recently received a HeartMate 3 on December 27th. I am 25 years old and my boyfriend is only 30. He was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy on Halloween, so this process came very quickly for us. Chris has been medically sedated since December 14th and there has been no talks of him coming off sedation anytime soon. His recovering is going slow, as we are reminded daily that this is a marathon not a sprint. This website has allowed me to gather more information than I ever expected. I was curious if some could share their recovery stories after getting a LVAD. I hope to share your stories with mine and his family to reassure the process works. Thank you all in advance.