Keep Meds for "LVAD" Patients Straight
Complex med regimens for heart failure patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) can lead to confusion and mishaps.
These electronic implants help the heart pump better. But LVAD patients still need usual heart failure meds (ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, etc)...PLUS several others to prevent complications.
Blood thinners (aspirin, warfarin, etc) are standard meds for LVAD patients...to keep blood clots from forming inside the device.