Things you can do!

Just like in 'normal' life, one can do more than the other. This depends on the general condition after implantation of the LVAD, but also on the possibilities that someone in the healthy situation could or could not. In addition, the hobby in certain sports and activities naturally plays the most important motive.

To show what you can do, we have made room here for people who show what they do and / or have done with a supportive heart.
It should be clear that it is important to honestly assess whether it is responsible to undertake certain activities and that good preparation is an advantage. With common sense and consultation with the practitioners, more is possible than you would expect.

July 29, 2016 You will not see much sport with an LVAD, but apparently it is possible! Here's the remarkable story of Andrew Jones, professional fitness model and body builder.

July 23, 2016 Wim Abbink shows that he can also run the 4-Days this year. This time the weather conditions were particularly tough! With the help of his wife and a lot of policy, he walks out all four days!

March 28, 2015 Jan Segers receives the Cultuurprijs 2013-2014 from the municipality of Sint Amands in Belgium. After a period of recovery, he picks up the guitar again and plays with his band 'Meugemiszinge?' for the Children's Cancer Fund.

July 21, 2015 Wim Abbink picks up his hobby again and runs the Nijmegen Four Days Marches for the first time after the implantation of his LVAD!

August 31, 2013. In the Netherlands, too, people participate in sports together with cardiologists, such as this 55 km tandem ride. from UMC-Utrecht to the Rai in Amsterdam.

August 2011. Perth Australia. Patients walk the City to Surf 4K Run-Walk together with their cardiologists. Of this was a video that started with the warning that this is not possible for every LVAD patient.