LVAD... Left Ventricular Assist Device

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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

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I would look like this :-)

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY LVAD DAILY NEWS AND INFO FEED

14 June 2010

The LVAD Community Has Been Stunned

A person I highly respect and a former LVAD recipient, Ron W, stated so eloquently to me... "what we do does come with high risk"... and he is right and we ALL know this including Greg Wood.

The LVAD world has been stunned this week when a 20-month LVAD recipient Greg Wood from the state of Washington died due to complications AFTER his Heart Transplant last Friday.
Greg was a tremendous advocate for life, life with the LVAD and was never reluctant to assist others online and at his local hospital. His character always gave words of kindness and encouragement to those living with the LVAD or those who were about to get the LVAD implant.
Recently, Greg took it upon himself to participate in the American Heart Association Heart Walk where he raised a substantial amount of money for the cause. Selfless and noble, Greg gave back to society and in particular his fellow LVAD recipients. Greg will be remembered by those he touched in his life.

Greg Wood will not be forgotten for his strength to help others smile and laugh with his ability to raise awareness and comfort. In honor of Greg, the online FACEBOOK GROUP "Heartmate 2 Group" has been renamed: The Greg Wood Heartmate 2 Group:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=6915&id=100000016818228#!/group.php?gid=84812217431&ref=ts

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this about Greg

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  2. A nice tribute to your friend Greg. His strength and love will remain in the lives he touched. God Bless Greg, his family and his circle of friends.

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this about Greg. He was so amazing and touched so many of us in amazing ways. He was one of the most selfless people I have ever met and I will forever miss his wonderful smile and amazing sense of humor. We love you Greg!

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