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Temporary ventricular support. Current indications and results.
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PMID:  3548779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Current data indicate that temporary ventricular support in patients who cannot be weaned from cardiopulmonary bypass is a reasonable and therapeutic treatment to extend life. Ventricular recovery and quality of life are satisfactory in long-term hospital survivors, and noncardiac disability is rare. Although the role of temporary ventricular support for acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock is undefined, the expansion of indications to include these patients is reasonable and future clinical trials are warranted. Additionally, there is sufficient evidence to indicate that temporary mechanical support is useful as a bridge to heart transplantation. The superiority of one support system over another in any given clinical instance can only be settled after the results of continued and carefully controlled clinical experiences have been reported.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO transactions / American Society for Artificial Internal Organs     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0889-7190     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO Trans     Publication Date:    1987 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-13     Completed Date:  1987-05-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8611947     Medline TA:  ASAIO Trans     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Assisted Circulation* / adverse effects
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Heart Transplantation
Heart-Assist Devices* / adverse effects
Myocardial Infarction / therapy
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  therapy
Shock, Cardiogenic / therapy

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