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LVAD patients

Here you will find are resources and videos for LVAD patients and families.


VAD as a Bridge to Transplant

Rebecca Cogswell, MD Medical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support University of Minnesota Division of Cardiology

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Brian Roscoe, PsyD Behavior Health Clinician M Health Fairview


Transplant, is that the next step of your journey? Dr. Cogswell will share insights and help better understand the landscape of this transition: whether you have been waiting for just a few months or years this can be a tricky time. We know managing the emotional impact on you and your family can be challenging. Dr Roscoe will share tools and techniques for coping and becoming more comfortable during this uncertain period of life.


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Living & Aging with LVAD As Destination Therapy

Valmiki “Val” Maharaj, MD Advanced Heart Failure, Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support University of Minnesota Division of Cardiology

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Michael Finch APRN, NP Palliative Medicine M Health Fairview


How does a VAD effect the aging process? We will discuss the impact of heart failure, VAD, and your body’s natural aging. Dr Maharaj will share insights on the medical journey of destination therapy while Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Michael Finch will discuss symptom management and ways to approach quality of life. It’s about heart life not heart failure!


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VAD Fall Webinar Series: Tip, Tricks and Futures

Darcy Hamre, RN BSN VAD Coordinator


This session will focus on ways to make living a little easier and help you thrive during your journey: We will exchange ideas with you and your caregiver. A few topics will include dressing and specialized clothing, creative tricks for remaining active throughout the year. As a bonus Dustin from Abbott will sharing the directions they are taking this technology to continue to improve heart health.


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Heart Transplant: Answers to the Test

Meg Fraser, DNP, ANP-C, FHFSA

Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Nurse Practitioner

University of Minnesota


Why do transplant patients have so many tests and what do their results mean? Meg Fraser will unlock those answers for heart transplant patients in this fun and lively session.


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Heart Transplant: Dermatology

Dr. Matthew Mansh, MD, FAAD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

University of Minnesota


It is well established that transplant patients are at high risk of developing skin cancer due to immunosuppression. This session will discuss why this is, how to prevent it and various treatment options.


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