This vest is made for the HeartMate device and HeartWare uses. We highly recommend also purchasing the HeartWare Controller Pack.
The Quilted Vest is made of a durable, yet soft cotton blend quilted fabric. It was designed to be a modern twist on a more traditional look. The diamond quilted fabric is a longstanding, traditional favorite. The zipper closure and rear tie give the vest a more modern look. The quilted fabric shows no outlines of the LVAD. This is the ultimate way to discreetly hide and protect the LVAD. The vest is long enough to cover and protect the driveline. This vest is both machine washable and durable. The full width on the shoulders gives a balance to the LVAD, reducing potential body fatigue by spreading out the weight. The goal is to help wearers forget they have their LVAD on them. The outside features pockets to hold your personal items. The ribbon tie on the back of the vest allows for more individual adjustments. Designed and produced in Wisconsin, and 100% made in the U.S.A.
Mesh controller pockets on both sides are made to fit a HeartMate controller. They close with a button and an elastic loop. The pockets on both sides accommodate either side driveline. The mesh pocket material allows excess heat to escape, protecting the controller.
Battery pockets on both sides are located directly beneath the arms for improved balance and unrestricted arm movement. The Velcro closures on the top of each pocket helps to keep the batteries securely in place. Pockets are made to fit a HeartMate or HeartWare battery. (A separate controller pack is needed for HeartWare LVAD machines.)
Velcro loops next to the controller pockets take up any extra cable so everything is concealed and protected within the vest.
Machine wash warm with similar colors.
Tumble Dry Low Heat.
Do not dry clean.
You can iron.