On May 7 he was implanted with a left ventricular assist device that pumps blood in a way his failing heart no longer could. It was a milestone for Straub and the U-M Cardiovascular Center, which marked its 500th heart implant.
"I woke up feeling better," says Straub, a husband and father of three.
LVADs are used in patients with...
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