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How to Wear Your HeartMate II Lifelines – LVAD Clothing

How to Wear Your HeartMate II Lifelines It is 6 a.m. and your alarm clock sounds.  While you roll over in bed to hit the snooze button, you can feel the tangling of the wires from your HeartMate II.  You suddenly bounce awake, not by your alarm clock, but by the insecure feeling of the lifelines of your HeartMate II dangling vulnerably.  As you get up, you hold the system controller firmly and inconveniently in…

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Dr. Eckman on Carew Medical Wear LVAD Gear | LVAD Vest

Dr. Eckman on Carew Medical Wear LVAD Vest I am a heart failure and VAD cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, and I have been providing medical care for patients treated with LVADs for over 10 years. It has been amazing to see the power of this transformative technology in people’s lives, but also see that it can be a challenge to find suitable clothing or LVAD vests!  A lucky few are handy with a…

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