If it wasn’t for this device I sure think I wouldn’t be here.
Amazingly happy, tears of joy that I haven’t had in probably 10 years.
We implanted the device and he’s just done spectacularly well—much better than we expected without the device. This device for him has changed his trajectory. Instead of being a higher risk heart failure patient, he’s actually a low-risk heart failure patient right now with a very good quality of life. He coaches basketball. He plays basketball. He…pretty much does what he wants, which is my goal for every heart failure patient I take care of.
Healthwise, I’m back exercising and walking. I’m pretty much doing everything that I was doing.
We don’t have the fear anymore. We don’t have the anticipation of something going wrong. Its just been a blessing for us to be able to say we are going to be around awhile.
I’m able to do the things I’ve always wanted to do.
Heart failure can get worse with time, and without effective treatment, there is a risk of death within five years of being diagnosed. Autonomic imbalance plays a major role in the disease progression of patients with heart failure .
Implanting this device is, I think, a lot simpler compared to implanting a device that requires putting wires in the heart.