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Mechanical circulatory support devices--state of the art.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12634886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSDs) have been developed with the aim of bridging patients with advanced heart failure to cardiac transplantation, to recovery, and to serve as permanent support devices. The current generation of devices provides a differentiated spectrum of support, ranging from short-term to intermediate- and long-term duration, partial left ventricular (LV), complete LV, right ventricular, and biventricular options which can be tailored individually. The device positions range from paracorporeal to intracorporeal pumps with transcutaneous drivelines, to completely implantable systems. Major limitations are infection, coagulopathies, and device dysfunction. In this review, we discuss the history and experience with currently available MCSD options capable of supporting the circulation for 30 days.
Mario C Deng; Yoshifumi Naka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure monitor     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1470-8590     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Monit     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-13     Completed Date:  2003-04-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140283     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Monit     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Failure Center and Division of Circulatory Physiology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Failure / mortality,  surgery,  therapy*
Heart Transplantation
Heart-Assist Devices* / history,  trends
History, 20th Century
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration

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