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Ventricular Assist Device program Archives

Patient’s care journey included LVAD, bariatric surgery, transplant

Sep. 15, 2022—When Veronica Llamas-Barajas received a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in April, it was the culmination of a seven-year journey.

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Bariatric surgery gave LVAD patient second chance at life

Jan. 13, 2022—Veronica Llamas-Barajas is the first LVAD patient at Vanderbilt to undergo bariatric surgery.

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Novel LVAD allows patient to see family, celebrate milestones

Sep. 2, 2021—Brandon Cochran, a 39-year-old real estate agent in Louisville, Kentucky, was at home with his family in October 2020 when he went into cardiac arrest. His implanted defibrillator shocked him back to life, and he was hospitalized for seven months.

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Ventricular assist device program hits major milestone

May. 6, 2020—VHVI’s cardiac surgery and heart failure teams recently celebrated a milestone — implanting the 500th adult patient with a ventricular assist device.

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