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 devices (LVADs) have saved and extended the lives of thousands of patients with heart failure. These small, surgically-implanted…

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…