My name is Andrew, and I am an Ambassador of The Pumping Marvellous Foundation. I had heart failure when I was 32 caused by a virus. When I first got heart failure, I had never heard of this type of technology. It was utterly foreign to me. I can’t lie and say I was enthusiastic […]
Conditions Category: LVADS
It’s a significant change and adjustment. The benefits you will notice is having much more energy and being able to tackle things like stairs much more comfortable. After a while, many people find they can return to work and live a relativity healthy life. You will need to carry the controller, batteries and spares with […]
Having an LVAD fitted is a significant operation that consists of 4-6hrs of open heart surgery under general anaesthetic. Once the surgery has finished you will be taken to Intensive Care Unit. You will be kept asleep for a few days to recover. Once you have been woken up you will stay in intensive care […]
LVAD technology is amazing. There are different models used but they all produce the same outcomes. Simply put, it’s like a ‘turbo charger’ for the heart. It’s a device that connects to the heart via the bottom of the left ventricle and the aorta. Blood flows from the ventricle into the ‘pump’ which then powers […]
If a medical professional has recommended you need an LVAD it means your heart cannot not sufficiently pump blood around the body anymore. In the UK the main use of LVAD’s is as a ‘bridge to transplant’. It allows people with end stage heart failure to have a good standard of health while waiting for […]
LVAD stands for Left Ventricular Assist Device. It is an implanted device that works to supports your heart. A LVAD does not replace your heart but works with it to pump more blood around the body with less effort.