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Maureen R. Caregiver

Respiratory secretions

My husband received his LVAD Oct 2016 and although there’s been lots of highs and lows - we are grateful for the time he’s gained and still gaining ! However he has a lot of phlegm (sorry) and respiratory secretions that are getting worse . Has anybody else experienced these symptoms, he’s kind of ok otherwise 

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Pam J.


Respiratory congestion is something to be reported to his LVAD Coordinator and to be checked out by his physicians immediately.  Of course there are a multitude of explanations for his symptoms, but they definitely need to be checked out by professionals a.s.a.p.

Best wishes!