For the majority of patients, having an LVAD is a change for the better—a way to improve their quality of life and their chances for longer-term health and wellbeing. On the other hand, having an LVAD does require some changes in lifestyle and daily routine. The best source of knowledge for the transition to life with an LVAD is your medical team. In the meantime, you’ll find some helpful guidelines and information here. The most important thing to know is that you can live an active, fulfilling life with an LVAD—doing things you enjoy and spending time with the people you love.