Well, not surprisingly, Eddie did awesome and he is enjoying his 3rd Berlin pump and a cold cup of milk. Procedure went as smoothly as it could. The doctors were worried beforehand about the potential for fracturing the cannulae since this is the second change and the tubes can only take so much tightening before they crack. However, the tubes are holding up very well and no post-op concerns.
Eddie will now begin antiplatelet therapy so we'll probably be talking about dipryidamole, or Persantine (brand name) in the coming days much like we've been talking about Heparin.
Eddie's old pump will now be used for training purposes here at the hospital. Previously, all pumps were returned to the Berlin Heart company, but now that the clinical trials are over, we can keep the pumps and use them how we see fit. Way to contribute to science, Eddie!