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Let have a talk with the incredible John Stratton of Medimaterials!

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LVAD Talk featuring The LVAD Nation is a podcast hosted by Shawn Connors, where we feature conversations with LVAD Patients, heart transplant recipients, and caregivers, we discuss life before…

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Oct. 14, 2021

LVAD Talk with Amy Bacon

Lets have a conversation for the remarkable Amy Bacon!!

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LVAD Talk featuring The LVAD Nation is a podcast hosted by Shawn Connors, where we feature conversations with LVAD Patients, heart transplant recipients, and caregivers, we discuss life before, during and …

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Doug, Cami Behl, and family
We discussed...
Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!!
How they found out Doug had heart failure
Heart failure at age 6
From one pediatric cardiac patient to another (Doug and I)
How does this affect you as a parent
Heart failure with Big Do…

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Here is your chance to have your questions answered by Kat Bull Clinical Specialist for Abbott!!

Thank you for a great year!
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LVAD Talk featuring The LVAD Nation is a podcast hosted by Shawn Connors, where we feature conversations with LVAD Patients, heart tra…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Kayla Lewis
We discussed...
How she discovered she had heart failure
Heart failure and college life
When you code and lose a few days
When you have to get a LVAD and don't know what it is
Not understanding the symptoms of heart failure
How long after getting th…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Dèjá Samuels and Georgiana Rankin

We discussed...
Being non verbal but yet on a podcast!
How her journey began
When Dèjá’s heart stopped for 45 minutes
Having a determined and praying mother
When the first heart isn’t the one
Dealing with a stroke at such a you…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Darian Blue
We discussed...
How many people do “it” without a heartbeat
How he discovered he had heart failure
When you are the picture of health and have an EF of 6
Complications of surgery
What it was like to “work”
What is your LVAD purpose
God works in myste…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Jasmine Morrison
We discussed...
Being from the south and knowing how to cook!
Finding out she had postpartum myopathy
How her LVAD made her strength in God stronger
Concerns of a single mother and getting a LVAD
What her recovery was like
Needing a strong support …

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Sonya Jackson
We discussed...
VA to CA in hopes of having a better chance at getting a heart
Being a breast cancer survivor
Getting the cancer call at work
The heart failure diagnosis
Her internal motivation - Life is not a game
The strange sounds our hearts mak…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Javed Awan
We discussed...
How he discovered he had heart failure
Golf and a heart attack
Going from stint to ICD
Blacked out and shocked behind the wheel
Finally getting the LVAD
Our DMV connection
Dead man walking
Living that shock life!
Ablation then the s…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Olivia Rose
We discussed...
Getting vaccinated and traveling!
Getting in the pool for the first time since transplant
What it was like dealing with strokes
The recovery from all strokes are not the same
Learning how to speak and write again, and still learning 2 …

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June 15, 2021

LVAD Talk with Tom Shad

On this episode of LVAD Talk with Tom Shad

In this episode we discuss...
Sharing the same surgery date
How he found out he was in heart failure
“No weightlifting or rough sex”
Defibrillator and The Blue Man Group
Weight and heart transplant
Catching corona in the hospital
The touring musician li…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Dr. Brittany Clayborne (drbrittanyspeaks)

In this episode we discuss...
How she realized she had heart failure
Going from heart failure, to LVAD, to transplant, to stage 4 cancer
October to August waiting for a transplant
Getting her masters degree in ICU
Making …

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Armin Muzafirović

In this episode we discuss...
LVAD from a young guys perspective
Dealing with muscular dystrophy
Finding heart failure at the top of a mountain
Being rebellious and adventurous
Missing out on a school semester but finishing strong
From Icd’s t…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Nicole Clement

In this episode we discuss...
How she realized she had heart failure
Getting introduced to the LVAD
What is the name of your LVAD
Bridge to transplant and having to lose weight
The newbie perspective
What it is like 3 months out of surgery and wha…

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LVAD Talk with Scott McClellan of Bread and Beats Podcast

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Hannah Sharma
In this episode we discuss...
Health care in the UK
How she realized she had heart failure
The wait for transplant
Living months in the hospital
What her recovery was like
Her new lease on life with her new heart
Why you should have milk in your next …

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On this episode of LVAD Talk with Dantrell Brown a.k.a LVAD Dad
In this episode we discuss...
How he got the name LVAD Dad
How he realized he had heart failure
Getting introduced to the LVAD
Becoming “Iron Man”
“God giving his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers”
How his family influenced hi…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk we talk with Aiste Staraite

OUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL EPISODE! Aiste is living in Lithuania.
On this episode we discuss...
How she found out she had heart failure
What her recovery was like
Problems dealing with antibiotics
Having a stroke during surgery
Living on you…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk we talk with Alexis PeeWee Smith
On this episode we discuss...
How she found out she had heart failure
Dealing with lymphoma and heart failure
Going to hospice and walking out!
Finally getting her LVAD and her recovery
When you need a caregiver but you are the caregiver…

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On this episode of LVAD Talk we talk with John Sanson

On this episode we discuss...
How he found out he had heart failure
Being a gladiator before being diagnosed
LVAD surgery and gastric sleeve at the same time
What his recovery was like from both surgeries
He got the call...Twice!
Getting a hep …

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On this episode of LVAD Talk we talk with Farrah Wilson

On this episode we discuss...
How she found out he had heart failure
Finding out she had heart failure in Japan
What Japanese hospitals are like
Coming back to america and getting her LVAD
Selling her house in the country because she couldn…

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We discuss...

How he found out he had heart failure
Men, why do we think we are invincible?
Lasik is the devil!
Single dad’s and LVADs
Sneezing after surgery
Defibrillators, shocks and PVP (video games)
Mini strokes and emergency rooms
Getting the Gastric Sleeve
Nissans and Twitch streaming!…

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April 10, 2021

LVAD Talk with Sonia Leon

On this episode of LVAD Talk we talk with Sonia Leon

We discuss...
How she discovered she had heart failure
Waking up with her LVAD
Making lifestyle adjustments after implant
G.I. bleeds and having her LVAD decommissioned
Life after LVAD

#LVAD #LVADTALK #patientstory

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