Custom Creations by Maria is proud to be offering another option in equipment control for all LVAD recipients.    

       Please take a look at some of the features of the Ruzich LVAD vest:

    Even distribution of all the external equipment.  The wearer never has to deal with being weighted to one side due to the controller placement.

    All hardware is concealed on the inside of the vest so that no one, other than the wearer, would know that there is external equipment.

Custom contoured concealed internal battery and controller pockets.

    Utilize YKK plastic and nylon separating zippers to secure the pockets rather than velcro for additional security.

    Preshrunk fabric to allow the vest to be machine washable.

    Unlined to reduce heat while wearing it and to allow it to be laundered with ease.

    Presents a more fashionable and casual appearance.

    Allows the patient more mobility.

    Available in a wide variety of fabric types and colors.

    Each vest is custom made so that special requests can be accommodated.

We are aware that the Heartmate II and Heartware technology is in its infancy and that the external equipment will be evolving over time.  We are committed to making the necessary adjustments to our design to accommodate any changes made to the equipment so that we can continue to improve mobility and comfort for the patient.

And, since we operate a custom fabrication studio, please don't hesitate to ask us to meet specific requests.  Also, if you have any suggestions on how we can make our product better, please let us know.  After all, it is all about you.

If you are a health care facilty and would like additional information or brochures on our product, please contact Maria Ruzich at 770-978-4074 or via email at .

The price of the vest is  $135.00 including shipping, payable by check or money order. We accept credit cards as well with an additional $5.00 card processing fee.