With having the LVAD a stroke is one of the complications that could occur. Learn what to look out for as a caregiver or yourself. If you think you or your loved one is having any of these symptoms DO NOT hesitate to call 911, Then call your VAD coordinator.
- Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body.
- Sudden vision changes.
- Sudden trouble speaking.
- Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.
- Sudden problems with walking or balance.
- A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.