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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