LVAD... Left Ventricular Assist Device

THIS BLOG POWERED BY THE THORATEC HEARTMATE II LVAD:















PARTIAL HEART PUMP = LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE = LVAD = THE HEARTMATE II



THE LVAD ALLOWED ME to go HOME and conquer my normal and newest tasks once again.



Thank you Columbia-Presbyterian... Dr Naka and his Surgery Team, LVAD Nation, Dr Bijou & Dr Bonoan, Dr Mascitelli and Dr Shulman-Marcus!!!



AND TO THE SCORES OF PHYSICIANS, NURSES, PROFESSIONALS AND PEOPLE THAT PUSHED ME ALONG THE WAY... FORWARD.



Thank You God For I Am Blessed!



If I Was An LVAD-NASCAR Race CAR

If I Was An LVAD-NASCAR Race CAR
I would look like this :-)

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY LVAD DAILY NEWS AND INFO FEED

23 February 2010

WEAN THE LVAD !

Today I had an appointment at the hospital for my LVAD weaning; it is part of a study I volunteered for. The study showed slight improvement to my native heart's function but not enough to cancel the transplant : ) ...a transplant can take up to 3 years of waiting as i am Blood type O.

I am in very good hands with the LVAD NATION, Big thanks to Rosie, Donna, Khristine, Jennifer and the vacationing Margaret :-)

EARLY MORNING SMILE FROM MY WIFE
is always a nice way to start the day...

In the Lobby of the Hospital geting ready to wean the LVAD : )

and the good saga continues...

3 comments:

  1. Cute pic of you and your wife. Hope all goes
    well with the study that you'll are participating. God Bless.

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  2. GOOD WORK LITTLE BEAR......KEEP ON KEEPIN ON...

    LOVE MAMABEAR

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  3. Thank you for the Blessings and love sent my way!

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