North DakotaWed, 01/26/2022 - 6:24PM
Possibly relocating to Grand Forks North Dakota. I’m not finding any facilities closer than Minneapolis. Anyone live in the ND area? Winnipeg has a hospital, but the locator says only for Heartmate II and I have a III. I also don’t know if Medicare will cover me if I use a Canadian hospital. Thanks for any info!!
LVAD LocationsMon, 03/14/2022 - 2:43PM
Try this link. https://www.cardiovascular.abbott/us/en/patients/treatments-therapies/heartmate-lvad-therapy/clinic-locator.html
Sorry to say, It does not show anything for North Dakota. Personally. I would have to ask what happens if you need emergency services? Most non-VAD medical facilities cannot help.
NDTue, 03/22/2022 - 5:06PM
I am from ND with an LVAD. I go to U of MN for my appointments. There is a NP in Fargo at Sanford that sees LVAD patients and works with the U of MN staff closely but you are usually only able to see the NP every other visit.
In reply to ND by Angela K.Barb S.
Nurse PractitionerMon, 05/02/2022 - 4:26PM
So I AM moving in July. Could I have the name of your nurse practitioner? My team would like to contact her. Thanks much
Thanks for your help. Do…Wed, 03/23/2022 - 4:32PM
Thanks for your help. Do they give you any ideas of where to go in an emergency?
Where to go in an emergencyWed, 03/23/2022 - 5:32PM
Sorry, I've been told by my LVAD coordinators that I need to come to them in case of any type of emergency. They are in Tampa, FL. It is about a 45 minutes drive from me. When I lived up in Arkansas, I was told the same thing by my coordinators.
Most hospitals/medical clinics have no idea what a VAD is nor do they have any equipment nor what needs to be done. I had visited & coordinated with my local AMBULANCE PROVIDER & EMS as to me having an LVAD. When I had an emergency almost 2 years ago, they knew what to do, contacted my LVAD Coordinators & transported me directly to my hospital in Tampa.
Sorry, I have nothing else to offer other then suggest that you contact you LVAD Coordinators, NP & local ambulance EMS.