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Our new video by Abbott is live. Watch here. I’m excited to share this video of our story that got captured in March. The video appears on a new site that just went live. For background, Abbott is featuring our story as part of a broader campaign that highlights a consumer survey they did in March which measured the public’s attitudes and perceptions toward heart failure



Thank you again for being such fantastic support. And huge thanks to Abbott. [...]
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Living with the LVAD involves a lot of precautions, such as safety at home, staying active, and being more stringent on hygiene matters (washing hands often, brushing teeth, showering, or regularly changing the dressing area where the cable comes out of your tummy at).



LVAD dressing area where cable coming out of the stomach.



What I get the most questions about is how I shower with my HeartMate3 LVAD system. The electronic components of the LVAD pump may stop working if submerged in water. So, bathing is not allowed. [...]
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