Your Decision Starts Here
If your heart is failing, it will most likely become weaker, resulting in a backup of fluid into your lungs and decreased blood flow to the rest of your body. Your healthcare team may have recommended an LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) as an option for you. You have to decide whether to have surgery to get an LVAD or to continue to manage your heart failure with medication. Both options have risks, benefits, and challenges. There is a choice that’s right for you and the people close to you.
Talk about your options with your loved ones and with your medical team. This website can help you with those conversations. It will give you the facts you need to make an informed decision.