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

09 April 2010

"TIME IS GRAY MATTER"

CATCH-UP: Cutting Edge Advances in Percutaneous and Surgically Applied Cardiovascular Device Technology


Attending the April 8th Catch Up Conference at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, became another memorable and outstanding experience in my good saga.

For now, I will post some memorable quotes and messages the Conference had relayed to its audience. All quotes below were made in the positive context with the patient's care, personal decision making and health in mind.

In attendence was Dr Jarvic who played a low key role in the conference keeping the focus on the issues at hand. All who were in attendance displayed passions that were intoxicating and showed great deeds beneficial to humanity.

A day I will never forget.

MEMORABLE QUOTES FROM THE CONFERENCE:

"FLIP SIDE OF DOING NOTHING, IS A DEAD PATIENT"
Dr Bacchetta

"THE FUTURE IS (AND ITS ADVANCES) NOT THAT FAR AWAY"
Dr Mancini

"ALL PATIENTS ARE BORN EQUAL BUT SOME PATIENTS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS"

"TIME IS GRAY MATTER"

"CAN NOT APPLY WISHFUL THINKING"
Dr Shwartz

"DO NOT WANT TO PROLONG THE NATURAL PROCESS OF DYING"
Dr Naka

"WHY GOD INTENDED THE PULSE"
Dr DENG

"WE ARE JUST WHITE COATS MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS"



And the good saga continues...