It's incredible how widely know the LVAD is. I just heard that Dick Cheney, a former vice president recently had the LVAD implanted. His situation is quite different. Check out the links below.
I also found out that there were 5 in-patients in Toronto General Hospital that were implanted with the LVAD. To me, this means that these 5 lives were saved and there must be more funding to the program to make this possible. Whether it be direct donations or decisions made by staff and doctors, they should be proud that they saved another 5 lives.
If those patients have connected with my blog, I would like to say welcome to our elite club! You are very well taken care of and I wish you the best. Send me a message, I would love to connect with you.