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  • In Midtown Detroit, near New Center One at Henry Ford Health System's Center for Athletic

  • Medicine, John Callaway is part of a special exercise program called PREVENT. A battery-operated

  • heart pump called an LVAD keeps his heart beating; he walks, works out, meditates and

  • learns about health and nutrition in PREVENT, a medically-supervised exercise program for

  • people with long-term health issues. Sometimes I forget that I even have it on. A small control

  • box runs John's LVAD, or Left Ventricular Assist Device. Two battery packs at the belt

  • on his waist ensure he always has power and a backup. A small tube runs into John's belly

  • with wires feeding electricity to the pump that keeps his heart beating until he receives

  • a heart transplant. One of my brothers, they call me the Iron Man or Bionic Man cause I

  • have my equipment. The LVAD has helped John come into the PREVENT program and exercise

  • and like a lot of other LVAD patients we see, help improve his strength and endurance and

  • ultimately help him live a better life.

In Midtown Detroit, near New Center One at Henry Ford Health System's Center for Athletic

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Exercising with a Heart Pump

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    Ting Huang posted on 2016/05/17
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