Dr. Eckman on Carew Medical Wear LVAD Vest

I am a heart failure and VAD cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, and I have been providing medical care for patients treated with LVADs for over 10 years. It has been amazing to see the power of this transformative technology in people’s lives, but also see that it can be a challenge to find suitable clothing or LVAD vests!  A lucky few are handy with a sewing machine, but for others, finding clothing that is safe, comfortable, and fashionable is a big concern. I was delighted to see the options from Carew Medical Wear, and expect it to be another step in helping LVAD recipients live life to the fullest!

Peter Eckman, MD, FACC, FHFSA

Section Head – Heart Failure

Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital