Preparing for Surgery

What should you expect before VAD surgery? Watch the video below to understand what to expect on your Berlin Heart EXCOR® surgery day.

Throughout your journey, your care team is there to support and guide you, as well as answer any questions or concerns you have. Everyone’s journey will look a little different. Download the Berlin Heart Patient Journey map to get a feel for what lies ahead. This map will also help you understand when you should be reading and learning about different phases of the journey.

Before your surgery, doctors called anesthesiologists will also visit you. They are responsible for keeping you asleep during surgery. You will not feel any pain while you are asleep. All you will remember is traveling down to the operating room.

Berlin Heart Patient Journey
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