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

18 September 2010

I am who I am TODAY because of a lot people and their passion. Let's start here...



This Wednesday at 5am, My Wife, Rosie and I are flying off to California.

We are attending Thoratec's HeartMate2 Patient Ambassador Summit 2010. We are honored and looking forward to sharing what we will learn once we come back.

Posted in the photo is part of LVAD NATION from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan... I am who I am now because of them and would like to thank the ENTIRE staff there.

Not pictured are Margaret, Donna and the many doctors & nurses that saw me through surgery and recovery. L to R Rosie, Jennifer, Anne Marie, me and Khristine... pictures of Margaret and Donna soon to follow.

And The Good Saga Continues...

3 comments:

  1. Are you comming to the headquarters in Pleasanton Ca? That is where I live!

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  2. Hi Allie, yes it is in Pleasanton Sept 22-24... small world. In fact Its Ironic that it is in Pleasanton as my wife's family lives in Bay area as well... 30 min north west of Pleasanton. before my heart attack we would make several trips to Cali per year. This is would have been the 1st year we missed seeing them as i am restricted to travel... but as it turned out, being able to attend the Summit, my wife and I will be able to see our Family there and wont miss an entire year without seeing them... the LVAD keeps on doing amazing things ;-) Hope all is well by you

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  3. TO ALL: By the way, LVAD NATION always makes me feel goofy! GOOFY?! Yes GOOFY!!! heheheheh. Take a look at my smile in the photo :-) GOOFY! They are a fun and PROFESSIONAL group of people :-) to be surrounded by.

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