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The Bosco LVAD Vest was designed to help my husband manage the external equipment that came with his Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), the HeartMate II by Thoratec Corporation. The weskit style vest (Patent #D647,690) secures the controller and batteries with little strain on the shoulders. It is custom fit to be worn snugly so the nearly eight pounds of equipment has little room for movement. The vest keeps the equipment totally hands free and above the waist for easy bathroom use.

While wearing our vest, the batteries are hidden and the cords are tucked in and out of the way. A flap with hook and loop (Velcro) secures the battery in the pocket. The controller pocket is on the front panel and has a flap to securely close the pocket.

The vest can be made for a variety of LVAD models with either left or right side driveline and, depending upon the model controller, options are available for inside or outside pocket placement. If inside, additional option of chest or waist-height pocket is also available. Please see our "Which Vest Do You Need?" page for more help. 

Since our first vests were made, many LVAD patients have enjoyed the freedom and comfort the vest offers. Let us help you, too!

Any health care facility desiring business or rack cards for the Bosco Vest,  please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or call Cindy @ 989.274.8862