Critical review of current left ventricular assist devices

Mahmood, A.; Courtney, J.; Westaby, S.; Akdis, M.; Reul, H.
September 2000
Perfusion;Sep2000, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p399
Academic Journal
Presents a study which focused on the effects of using the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in the mortality rate of heart transplantation candidates. Factors affecting the impact of LVADs; Reasons for implanting the device within the thoracic cavity; Benefits of rotary pumps; Problem areas for thrombus formation in pneumatic pumps.


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