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18 05, 2020

Women and Girls, Strive to Live Your Healthiest Life

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00May 18th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) serves as a reminder for women, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. It’s not just important for women with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions but for all women to take better care [...]

8 04, 2020

Covid-19 Update

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00April 8th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that spreads rapidly from person to person. According to the American Heart Association, “Based on current information, it appears elderly people with coronary heart disease or hypertension are more likely to be infected and to develop more severe symptoms. Stroke survivors may also face increased risk [...]

26 02, 2020

The Proper way to Load the Freedom Undervest

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00February 26th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

  Loading the Freedom Undervest properly will greatly reduce the risk of damaging your driveline and eliminates the need for irritating adhesive anchors.  There are 7 easy steps:   1.  Place your external LVAD equipment on a firm surface.  Be sure to have your wires and driveline untangled and in position. 2.  Put on your Undervest [...]

12 02, 2020

Is Cardiac Rehab for you? Yes!

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00February 12th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Did you know that this week is Cardiac Rehabilitation Week? Have you been participating in your rehab program? Although cardiac rehabilitation doesn’t change your past, it can help improve your heart’s future. This week we’re all about focusing our attention on cardiac rehabilitation’s contributions to the improvement of the health and physical performance of individuals [...]

8 02, 2020

Thoughts on LVAD Life During American Heart Month

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00February 8th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

LVADs give advanced heart failure patients a second chance at life. Patients who make the proper adjustments to their new lifestyle and properly protect the LVAD equipment could possibly extend their life expectancy a full decade! In honor of American Heart Month, Medi-Materials is challenging you to continue to make the best decision for your [...]

1 06, 2018

Live Free

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Life with an LVAD can be challenging, and loved ones in your life may not realize just how different your day-to-day activities look. From cleaning, inspecting, and changing the bandages on your exit wound to plugging in your LVAD equipment at night, life just looks a bit different after receiving your LVAD. Medi-Materials is here [...]

18 05, 2018

Traveling with an LVAD

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00May 18th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

For many LVAD recipients even the simple things in life can become difficult or just plain inconvenient. Tasks such as cooking, cleaning, or running errands can suddenly feel insurmountable and uncomfortable carrying a VADbag all of the time. Struggle no more, with the Freedom Undervest: Click Here to order your starter pack today. The Freedom Undervest [...]

19 04, 2018

Sleep in Freedom

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00April 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Medi-Materials is proud to invite all LVAD recipients to try out the Freedom Undervest. Perfect for day-to-day activities, the Freedom Undervest means you can be #Donewiththebag. Free your hands and yourself, and take back your freedom. Click Here to learn more about the Freedom Undervest and purchase yours! Sleeping with your LVAD may take some [...]

5 04, 2018

Freedom Undervest FAQ for LVAD Recipients

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00April 5th, 2018|Blog|3 Comments

Where can I purchase the Freedom Undervest? Right HERE :) How does the Undervest help decrease the risk of driveline infections? Wearing the Medi-Materials LVAD shirt may help reduce the risk of driveline infections by: -Immobilizing the driveline at the wound site, reducing trauma to the soft tissue. -Evenly distributing the weight of the external [...]

28 03, 2018

No More Driveline Infections

By |2020-10-08T07:19:31+00:00March 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Medi-Materials’ Freedom Undervest is an undergarment that offers LVAD recipients who are fed up with their VAD bags or fanny packs the opportunity to live hands and worry free. But the Freedom Undervest was originally conceived as a means to reduce THE RISK OF DRIVELINE INFECTIONS. Last year, when we introduced our Protex DL Driveline [...]

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