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Meet Ms. Joe Ann Bivins, The World's Longest-Supported Recipient Of A Single Heart Assist Device
Date:3/19/2013

temprop="name">Joe Ann that her condition could improve with the help of an LVAD, the HeartMate II.  Joe Ann elected to have the surgery, and she now describes her life as being as close to normal as she could imagine.  Today, she sings with her church choir, attends bible study, heads the church usher board, and stays active and social with her sisters and son by her side.  She also speaks with patients who are considering LVAD treatment for their heart failure condition, encouraging them to regain the life they once knew as well. 

The fact that Joe Ann is now the longest surviving patient with a heart assist device came as a surprise to her.  Said Bivins:  "I didn't even realize my journey was so significant.  I was too busy living my life to the fullest.  It's certainly something special to be given a second chance, and it's even more of a blessing to know that my story can give others with heart failure the same hope I have every day, which is to continue to be saved by my wonderful doctors and nurses, and my HeartMate II."

Joe Ann 's experience has been validated by clinical studies, in which HeartMate II has demonstrated significant improvements in quality of life as well as reductions in symptoms of heart failure.  Joe Ann hopes her story will encourage people suffering from heart failure to know they have a choice and a path to a better life. 

" Joe Ann is truly a star patient, and her ability to continue to thrive is a testament to how well LVAD therapy works for patients in heart failure to alleviate their heart failure symptoms and give them back an improved quality of life," said Pagani.  "We encourage people who are battling heart failure to speak with their doctors about treatment with an LVAD. 

SOURCE Thoratec Corporation
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