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

03 April 2010

Dr Naka Succeeded Dr Oz

When Dr Oz headed for TV land,
Dr Naka took over the reigns.
Dr Naka is the surgeon who
performed my LVAD implant at
New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Is Dr Naka the next TV doctor?



Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD

Positions and Appointments
2001-present Associate Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of
Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
2003-present Director, Cardiac Transplantation Program
Columbia University Medical Center,
New York, NY
2001-present Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Columbia University Medical Center,
New York, NY
1999-present Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Clinical SpecialtiesGeneral adult cardiac surgery
Adult cardiac surgery for coronary artery disease
Valvular heart disease
Heart/lung transplantation
Mechanical circulatory support device implantation
Research InterestsCardiac and pulmonary transplantation
Organ preservation
Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
Mechanical circulatory support devices
Vein graft disease after bypass surgery

Education and Training
1996-1998 Visiting Clinical Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1993-1996 Research Fellowship,
Cardiac and Pulmonary Transplantation
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1993 Fellowship, Cardiovascular Surgery
Osaka Police Hospital, Japan
1991 Residency
Osaka Police Hospital, Japan
1989 Research and Clinical Fellowship
Osaka University Medical School, Japan
1988 PhD
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
1984 MD
Osaka University Medical School, Japan

Professional Experience1998-1999 Junior Attending Surgeon
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Professional HonorsCournand and Comroe Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association, 1995

Young Investigators Award, Japanese Association of Thoracic Surgery, 1988
Professional Societies and CommitteesMEMBERSHIPS
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
American Heart Association,
Councils of Circulation and Cardiothoracic Surgery
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
Japanese Circulation Society
Japan Surgical Society
New York Society of Thoracic Surgery
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Society of University Surgeons

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Co-Chair, Satellite Symposium 3 “Current trends in mechanical assistance: Role of destination therapy” at the annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, San Francisco, USA, 2004

Co-Chair, "Featured Research Session" at the annual meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society, Sapporo, Japan, 2002

Co-Chair, "More VADs go bad," at the annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Vancouver, 2001

Chair, "A issue in device immunology", at the annual meeting of the World Artificial-Organ, Immunology, and Transplantation, Ottawa, 2001

Chair, "Device patient interaction" at the International Heart and Lung Transplantation 3rd Fall Education Meeting, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Replacement II, Anaheim, 2001

Guest Editor, Ann Thoracic Surg 71 (suppl); Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Circulatory Support Devices For Severe Cardiac Failure. New York, NY, 9/15-17/00

For more information on Dr Naka please visit:
http://asp.cumc.columbia.edu/facdb/profile_list.asp?uni=yn33&DepAffil=Surgery

And the good saga continues...

12 comments:

  1. Dr. Naka just performed a triple bypass and valve repair on my mother-in-law this morning. An amazing physician... I'm in awe of this man.
    Good luck to you with your LVAD!

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  2. Hi Jeanne

    Dr Naka is unbelievable!
    Great Surgeon. Great person with an amazing mind. he literally took over Dr Oz's position at columbia presbyterian when Doc Oz went to TVland :-)

    Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversay of my LVAD implant by Dr Naka!

    Thanks for taking the time to reply and to read posts on my blog.

    Michael Joshua Morris

    PS for my 1 year anniversary, i am changing the layout of my blog... if you return tomorrow to view it, you will see that i am adding Dr Naka's book ( with him pictured on cover)... ;-)

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  3. Woohoo! Congrats on the anniversary! What a great and positive role model you are!

    We are very early on our road. Bypass & open heart surgery this morning, Dr. Naka feels an LVAD might be a necessity in the next few years.

    Now following your blog, facebook & twitter.
    Continued success and good health!

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  4. Thanks Jeanne. Twitter is an excellent source for info! Re: LVAD necessity... if the LVAD is the oly option down the road, I would trust Dr. Naka's opinion on the "timing" of it. But God willing, your mother-in-Law can live without it for a very long time :-) Have a great Thanksgiving... we are driving down to Williamsburg Virginia :-)

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  5. Hello Mr. Morris,
    This is really unbelievable my daughter Nicole has told me so much about you , as she is your son Matt's friend. I was actually googling information about Dr. Naka when I cam across your blog. I only recently met Dr. Naka after he performed my husband's heart transplant on Dec 1, 2010, almost 20 years after his first transplant. I knew right away what a great warm doctor he was. Hopefully we will get to meet one day and speak. Good luck and keep praying.
    Denise Carmody-Wong

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  6. Dr. Naka is a miracle worker!

    My father received a transplant nearly 2 years ago, and he seems to have a new lease on life! I really appreciate what he's done for my father and our family; we can never thank him enough.

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  7. Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Heart and Lungs

    Heart-lung machine or cardiopulmonary bypass is a technique which is used in open heart surgery ,which takes over the function of heart and lungs during surgery,maintaining the circulation of blood and oxygen content of body.The heart lung machine is often refered to as the pump and does the work of heart and lungs during the operation

    http://heart-consult.com/articles/160/heart-lung-machine

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  8. My father was on his last days, that is what we thought, but thanks god and doctor Naka he is on his best time of his life. He got the LVAD from dr. Naka and he was able to wait for a transplant.
    Thanks Dr.Naka and the LVAD crew at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Catheryne, Roxy and all the beautiful ladys working there.

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  9. Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Heart and Lungs

    Heart-lung machine or cardiopulmonary bypass is a technique which is used in open heart surgery which takes over the function of heart and lungs during surgery,maintaining the circulation of blood and oxygen content of body. Heart-Lung Machine which consists of 2 main functional units,the pump and oxygenator,remove oxygen deprived blood from a patients body and replace it with oxygen rich blood.

    http://heart-consult.com/articles/160/heart-lung-machine

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  10. My father got an lvad put in yesterday by Dr naka. Less than 12 hours after surgery my dad was up and awake. Dr naka and the team are all great doctors!!! The nursing staff there is also the best in the world!!

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  11. Its wonderful to read all your happy stories. My father died in the ICU under Dr. NAKA'S care, but he was the only dr. who would even try to help us and i will always be grateful. I can hardly believe it was almost 5 yrs ago....

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