Monday, April 16, 2007
The black box of tricks.
To make a change over on the machines is quite simple. Where the two wires are ringed in red, That is the pneumatic lead and power cable for the LVAD. The blue section is for a RVAD, this machine can support both sides of the heart, Peter only needs his left side supported, but when they did the op they used this pump as his heart failure was so bad they thought he would need both sides supported.
You switch on a new machine, abnd wait for it to reset, this is very noisey. Then you unplug the grey electric cable, then the pneumatic lead. You then plug the pneumatic lead into the new machine, then the grey electric cable. thats it. quite simple.