History made with first small LVAD implant for young muscular dystrophy patient

“Today, we’re going to make history,” said 18-year-old Eric Ramos on the day doctors operated on his ailing heart. Eric, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is one of only three patients in the United States with the condition to receive a battery-operated left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to keep his weakening heart pumping blood through his body.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140326181919.htm

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