COVID-19 Concerns pre-VAD or post-VAD?Mon, 07/27/2020 - 1:48PM
Hi everyone! My name is Lauren, and I work at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. My colleagues are the creators of Deciding Together, an LVAD Decision Aid which is intended to educate patients and caregivers and help them generate questions and concerns to discuss with a healthcare team while in the process of deciding whether or not to get an LVAD. If you are interested in the decision aid, the online version at www.lvaddecisionaid.com.
We are interested in updating our patient education materials with information about COVID-19 that specifically pertains to LVAD patients and their caregivers. To better inform what we include in our materials, we are interested in hearing your concerns about COVID-19. If you are willing, we would love for you to comment below about any new concerns you are having - whether you are a patient or a caregiver - due to having an LVAD or considering getting an LVAD during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Note that this is not a research study - we are solely using this for our LVAD patient education materials. Anything that you comment and we use to inform our work will be anonymous.)