|Wearing the Bosco LVAD Vest|
Each vest is custom made to fit snugly. There are holes in the vest to help you tuck cords in and out of the way and every one comes with instructions to help you snake cords through the pockets and guides for the best wearing experience.
Put the vest on and button it. Place the controller into the pouch with the short battery cord on the top and the long battery cord and percutaneous lead out of the bottom of the pouch. It is important that the pouch flap is securely fastened. The Velcro inside the pouch should go under the perc-lead and over the long battery cord.
Place the battery with the short cord in the right pocket and the battery with the longer cord in the left pocket. Secure batteries snuggly with the battery flaps. The long battery cord may be placed between the 3rd and 4th button for safety purposes. On the inside of the left front panel is a Velcro enclosure to keep the long battery cord from hanging below the vest.
If the percutaneous lead in on the left side, all of the pockets (and directions for wearing the vest) are reversed. Also, the buttons are placed on the left side, rather than the right side.
It is recommended that you avoid over use of the vest, especially in warmer weather. Heat rash may occur and opening the vest while resting allows the abdomen and chest area to cool. Remove the vest at bed time.
Check the vest buttons and re-sew if needed. Feel free to return the vest if any mending is needed. Do not continue to wear the vest if the controller pouch is not secure.
Cost of each vest is $115.00 (including tax, shipping and handling)