How LVAD saved a life

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) can be life saving

"A major factor to my success story was that I was not viewed as just another patient, I was seen as a person," said Teashya about her experience with HonorHealth two years ago. "Make sure you choose a doctor that you feel comfortable with, one who answers all of your questions and takes the time to explain procedures and your options."

Unlike most people who haveĀ mitral valve prolapse, Teashya's condition was severe enough to require mitral valve replacement. The surgery went well, so much in fact that Teashya only required a repair to her mitral valve.

However, recovery took a swift turn for the worse when Teashya developed severe complications after her surgery.