NFT Patient to Receive LVAD in July

June 23, 2009

NFT Patient, Lorna Jarms, needs a heart transplant to survive. After coming down with what she thought was a cold in 1998, she was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Although medications treated her illness for many years, thetreatment has recently become ineffective, and she must undergo a heart transplant.

While waiting on her transplant, she will rely on the assistance of a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), which will act as a mechanical pump for her heart.

Read this article from the Cheney Free Press in Washington about Lorna and her experience waiting for this lifesaving procedure.