Tonya Elliott MSN RN

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Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Tonya Elliott, MSN, RN, is the program coordinator for Mechanical Circulatory Support with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

How we help LVAD patients fight infection at home

by Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
June 21, 2018

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have saved and extended the lives of thousands of patients with heart failure. These small,…

No pulse, no problem! What EMS teams need to know about LVAD patients

by Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 25, 2018

When EMS arrives on the scene of a medical emergency, the first things they often check are patients’ pulse and…

From angry to eager: Tools to manage the emotions involved with getting an LVAD

by Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 16, 2018

When patients find out they need a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat their advanced heart failure, they go…