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Feb 29, 2020
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Some of you are aware that Jim has had congestive heart failure issues for many years. As the choices for any medical interventions have diminished, Jim feels blessed with a new opportunity. He will have a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD ) implanted Monday in a 4-6 hour surgery. This device will function as Jim’s Left Ventricle. (If you are curious you might want to google the LVAD) Jim will have a tube coming out of his abdomen attached to a controller & 2 batteries for the remainder of his life. His quality of life should greatly improve to a near normal status for 4-7 years. Jim remains at Bryan Health in the cardiac unit but will move to ICU Sunday getting prepped for Monday’s surgery. He will be in ICU 8-17 days & then move to Bryan West for rehab about 10 days.