Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a group of diseases that make muscles become weak over time. If you have MD, it’s likely that you’ll have problems with your heart at some point in your life. In the same way that MD weakens muscles in your body, it can also weaken your heart and lead to cardiomyopathy. This is a condition in which your heart muscle struggles to pump, fill, or beat normally.

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Christian & Ricky’s Stories

Christian and Ricky have Muscular Dystrophy. Both of their hearts became weakened, and heart medications did not work. They needed something to help them feel better and live longer. They each got a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) to help their weakened hearts pump blood to their bodies. Watch as Christian and Ricky teach you about their HeartMate 3 VAD.


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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy