Posted By John Berton on March 29, 1999 at 14:22:00:
In Reply to: Dad has Heart Failure, what are the age limits for transplant or Novacor? posted by Carl on March 28, 1999 at 14:25:16:
I can't believe that you dad isn't already on the transplant list. He sures qualifies
I'm not a doctor but i received a heart transplant Feb 28, 1998 at FairFax Hospital
in Fairfax Virginia. I was so sick that they didn't believe that I could wait for
a transplant so they installed a LVAD (left ventricular assistance device) which is
the same thing as a LVAS. It gave me strenght enough to leave the hospital and wait for
a new heart. In three months I received a new heart. I would highly suggest that
you request that the doctors discuss this with you.
I wish you all the luck in the world and don't give up, God will see him through.
John A. Berton
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