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Bridge to transplantation with the wearable Novacor left ventricular assist system: operative technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7748579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the outcome of patients transplanted after univentricular cardiac support is similar to that of conventional patients, death on the device remains a substantial problem. The wearable Novacor left ventricular assist system (LVAS) may offer advantages over console-based systems by improving rehabilitation before transplantation. For these advantages to be realised, however, a smooth perioperative course is necessary. We describe our operative technique, based on minimising blood loss and preserving right ventricular function, and the results in the first three patients to have the wearable Novacor LVAS implanted in this institution.
D Loisance; G J Cooper; P H Deleuze; J B Castanie; J P Mazzucotelli; Y Abe; G Bajan; P Le Besnerais
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-20     Completed Date:  1995-06-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, CHU Henri Mondor, Créteil, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Heart Diseases / surgery*
Heart Transplantation*
Heart-Assist Devices*
Treatment Outcome

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