Power outage was crisis for LVAD patient
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The night of the superstorm, Lou and Carol Cardinali were in their car driving into the full force of Sandy as her inner bands rode roughshod over Long Island.
They were driving for a life-or-death reason.
Lou has a heart implant known as a left ventricular assist device -- an LVAD -- and his batteries were running dangerously low. The machine has assumed the pumping job his heart can...