lvad

Building a Future

the MWHC Blog Team June 03, 2016

Alberto Gomez is the owner of a Washington, D.C.-based construction company who has always enjoyed good health, and who has…

LVAD origins: A lifesaving heart device, 30 years in the making

Steven W. Boyce, MD, Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute January 29, 2018

In 1988, MedStar Washington Hospital Center became one of the first four hospitals in the United States to implant a…

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

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…

Living with an LVAD: 5 tips to make it easier

Steven W. Boyce, MD, Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 26, 2018

Many heart failure patients rely on left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), which are amazing medical implants that pump blood throughout…

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,…