Mayra R NBI Patient Becomes the Longest-Living NJ Resident with an LVAD

Mayra is now the longest-living person in New Jersey with an LVAD and one of the longest-living LVAD patients in the country.

Mayra Rodriguez, 42, from Union County, NJ, celebrated her 14th anniversary living with an Abbott HeartMate II™ Left Ventricular Assist Device, a mechanical heart pump that helps the heart pump blood from the left ventricle to the aorta and the rest of the body. She is now the longest-living person in New Jersey with an LVAD and one of the longest-living LVAD patients in the country. Only 40 patients in the United States have lived more than 14 years with this device, implanted at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center by the Advanced Heart Failure Treatment and Heart Transplant Program team. Watch her tell her story.

Newark Beth Israel Patient Describes Getting her LVAD, 14 Years Ago

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Paciente de Newark Beth Israel agradece a su equipo médico

Mayra Rodríguez, de 42 años, del condado de Union, NJ, celebró su 14.° aniversario con un dispositivo de asistencia ventricular izquierdo HeartMate II™ de Abbott, una bomba cardíaca mecánica que ayuda al corazón a bombear sangre desde el ventrículo izquierdo hacia la aorta y el resto del cuerpo. Ahora, Mayra es la persona más longeva de Nueva Jersey con un LVAD y una de las pacientes con LVAD más longevas del país. Solo 40 pacientes en los Estados Unidos han vivido más de 14 años con este dispositivo.

Paciente de Newark Beth Israel Celebra 14 anos viviendo con LVAD

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