Harvard Health Blog
Choosing life with a VAD (ventricular assist device)
By: Daniela J. Lamas, MD, Contributor Rain splattered, blurring my view of the Massachusetts state highway. The rental carís wipers squeaked as they dragged across the windshield. Though I was briefly tempted to turn back, I kept driving. The man with the battery-operated heart had invited me to his home, and I didnít want to be late.