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

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…

How we help LVAD patients fight infection at home

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,…