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Rapid placement of the Hemopump and hemofiltration cannula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2222064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypervolemia, a potential complication in patients on ventricular assist device support, can be managed by use of continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration. The Hemopump, a new catheter-mounted, transaortic axial-flow ventricular assist device, and the vascular access catheter for the Diafilter-30 Hemofilter system, used in continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration, are both usually inserted by way of the femoral artery. Because placing two large catheters in the femoral artery of a patient with peripheral vascular disease can compromise circulation, a technique for placing them in the abdominal aorta was developed. Two patients have undergone combined Hemopump and hemofiltration treatment, and neither experienced complications. Such techniques may benefit more patients in the future, as the usefulness of the Hemopump is proved.
J M Duncan; C M Burnett; J D Vega; J L Longquist; B Radovancevic; S Birovljev; W B Etheridge; C G Barcenas; O H Frazier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-21     Completed Date:  1990-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  667-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute/St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal
Catheterization / methods
Femoral Artery
Heart-Assist Devices*
Hemofiltration / instrumentation,  methods*
Time Factors

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