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Thoratec left ventricular assist device for bridging to recovery in fulminant acute myocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12118766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fulminant acute myocarditis can be the cause of rapid cardiac decompensation that is resistant to maximal medical therapy. Successful weaning from left ventricular mechanical support is very rare in fulminant myocarditis. We report the case of a young patient with viral myocarditis who was successfully weaned from a Thoratec left ventricular assist device with full recovery of myocardial function.
Masood S Joharchi; Uwe Neiser; Ute Lenschow; Jochen Schubert; Wolfgang Kienast; Gabriele Noeldge-Schomburg; Gustav Steinhoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-16     Completed Date:  2002-08-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Heart Failure / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Heart-Assist Devices*
Myocarditis / complications,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology

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