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Cardiac Implant in PAH

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    • #18898
      Jen Cueva
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      I read this article on the PHA website. Have any of you heard about this implant? Anyone here part of the trial? I do know a few who have been in this implant trial and both have nothing but positives to share.

      What are your thoughts? Is an implant something that you would consider?
      Cardiac implant

    • #18903
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      Wow Jen, thanks for sharing. I had not heard of this implant, it must be fairly new? As you know my son was in heart failure and they treated it with milrinone. I wonder if it’s something they would have considered if this was available at that time. You have heart failure, correct? Is it something you might discuss with your doctors?

      • #18909
        Jen Cueva
        Moderator

        Yes, Colleen, I do have CHF. I don’t think I would be a candidate just yet, but I sent this same link to my PH nurse last week and she said she didn’t hear of it yet. She wants to research and learn more as they do have a heart failure clinic as well. I plan to mention this to my doctor at my next visit just to ask if needed, would I be a candidate in the future. I would be open to discuss this implant.

        I’m glad your son doesn’t still have CHF but I think we always still question things like this when we hear of new meds and other therapies.

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