With an LVAD on vacation.
Going on vacation, even if it is for a few days, requires preparation. Make sure you bring enough spare batteries and the spare controller. In addition, the battery charger and the night station. Also the shower bag and enough plasters for wound care. It is very important around the INR for the blood thinning keep a close eye. During a holiday period people usually eat differently than at home. This can disrupt the blood thinning. Remember to bring enough (fragmin, etc.) syringes with you in addition to the lancing device.
On vacation if you are on the waiting list for a transplant.
When you are on the waiting list for a transplant, it is only possible to stay in the Netherlands. This is to ensure that you are in the hospital on time if a donor heart is available. If you still want to go abroad, please discuss this with the transplant nurse, then you can be temporarily removed from the list.
PAY ATTENTION always give it to the heart transplant nurse if you are more than 30 km. away from your place of residence. The time you need to get to the hospital must be known so that you can be called up in time.